It is my pleasure to announce that at last nights meeting, the Vista Unified School District Board of Trustees approved David Jaffe as Vista High School principal beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

David has served in teaching and leadership roles across the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade continuum. Most recently, David served as superintendent of the Rancho Santa Fe School District (RSFSD). He has also served as principal at Torrey Pines High School, assistant principal at Diegueno Middle and La Costa Canyon High Schools, and was founding principal of Canyon Crest Academy. Additionally, he served as the executive director of curriculum and instruction for the San Dieguito Union High School District.

As RSFSD superintendent, David successfully developed and implemented a comprehensive strategic plan for Visual and Performing Arts and established a system of advisory committees designed to engage stakeholders related to school safety, campus culture, and student wellness. In addition, he has developed innovative, long-term programs in partnership with teachers, local businesses, and higher education and has an impressive history of fostering school cultures that prioritize a student’s academic, social, and emotional needs. 

A huge thank you to Interim Principal Chyrl Taugher, who will be retiring after 17 years of service to the students of the Vista Unified School District. Please welcome David to our District and congratulate Chyrl on her retirement when you see them on the VHS campus.

David’s first day at Vista High School will be April 29 and he will begin his tenure as VHS principal on July 1, 2019.

Linda Kimble, Ed.D.
Vista Unified School District

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