SFCS welcomes our new Principal/Superintendent Alfonso Garagarza and his wife and two daughters to our community and school. Mr. Garagarza has been a high school principal for the past 4 years. Prior to that, he taught in K-12 classrooms for 17 years, nine of those were in middle school and five in 4th grade. He has a wealth of experience in school administration as well as with most aspects of our educational philosophy, including a strong background in science and math. (He was a Science Alliance coach in San Diego County and one of 120 teachers chosen nationwide to be trained by astronauts.) He also speaks four languages — Spanish, French, and Portuguese in addition to English. Mr. Garagarza will be moving in the next few weeks, and working closely with Interim Principal Janette Gamble to get up to speed. We'll arrange a "meet and greet" to introduce Mr. Garagarza — and all our new staff — to SFCS families and the community before the new school year begins. Watch for more info on that.