Superintendent Cary Matsuoka announced the appointment of Anna Scharfeld as Interim Assistant Principal for Santa Barbara Community Academy (SBCA) beginning Monday, December 4, 2017 through June 2018. Ms. Scharfeld most recently served as Assistant Principal at Santa Barbara High School and a consultant for neighboring school districts.
Santa Barbara Unified School District will seek a permanent leader for SBCA in Spring 2018. Michael Gonzalez, a retired educator and leader within Santa Barbara Unified School District, has served as the interim Assistant Principal since the retirement of Principal Alicia Saballa-Santana in October following a 32-year career in education. Ms. Scharfeld will assume leadership from Mr. Gonzalez on December 4, 2017.
“Ms. Scharfeld’s elementary leadership experience will provide continuity and timely support for Santa Barbara Community Academy as the school, and district, enters a crucial open enrollment window and planning for the next school year,” said Superintendent Cary Matsuoka.
Ms. Scharfeld has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in mathematics from Northwestern University outside of Chicago, Illinois. Her experience in education spans 17 years, 14 of them as a classroom teacher of every grade level from kindergarten to sixth. She taught in Stockholm, Sweden as well as for Goleta Union, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara Unified School Districts.
Santa Barbara Unified School District will begin the recruitment process for a permanent leader of SBCA in February 2018 and seek to hire in early April 2018.