Veteran educator Wynne Satterwhite announced Friday that she will be retiring from her position as Los Altos High School principal at the end of the school year.
Satterwhite began at Los Altos High School as a substitute teacher and later served as a teacher, counselor and assistant principal before becoming principal in 2004, according to a Friday press release by the Mountain View-Los Altos School District.
“The past 38 years at LAHS have been a blessing,” Satterwhite said in the press release. “I have always said that I have the best job in the world, and I truly mean it.”
The district will use Leadership Associates, an executive search and leadership development firm based in California, to conduct recruitment for Satterwhite’s successor, according to an announcement by MVLA Superintendent Dr. Nellie Meyer. Meetings with stakeholder groups and a survey to gather input will be part of the selection process. Information about the meetings and survey will be available in mid-April, after spring break, Meyer said.
“We have been very fortunate to have Wynne’s unwavering dedication to the students, families and staff of Los Altos High School,” Meyer said in the announcement. “It is impossible to overstate Wynne’s impact on the thousands of young people who attended Los Altos High School. Her dedication, commitment and hard work have helped shape countless lives and left an indelible mark on the school community.”