The Santa Barbara Unified School District is pleased to announce the selection of Cailean Kilroy Villaseñor as the new Assistant Principal at Santa Barbara High School. Many Dons may recognize a familiar face in Villaseñor, who has taught physical and life sciences at Santa Barbara Junior High since 2012, while also serving as the district’s Secondary Technology Integration Coach since 2017.
Santa Barbara High School Principal Elise Simmons noted that Villaseñor brings a wealth of strengths and experiences to complement an already strong administrative team. Her expertise in science and technology are particularly valuable, Simmons said, also adding “I would be remiss if I did not mention that she is a proud Alumni to SBHS. Once a Don, Always a Don!”
Villaseñor said she is elated to join the Dons school community. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the students, families, and staff of Santa Barbara High School,” said Villasenõr, who dove into her new role on July 10. “SBHS provided me with a strong education and fond memories, and I am proud to be returning to the SBHS campus in this new capacity. I look forward to working with the students to help shape their futures for success and contributing to carrying on the strong traditions of this great school. Go Dons!”
Villaseñor is also an adjunct professor at Westmont College, teaching the course, Technology for Teachers. In her role as the district’s Technology Integration Coach, Villaseñor has guided teachers, counselors and administrators across the district toward infusing technology into their curriculum and programs.
“Cailean will be an excellent addition to the Santa Barbara High team,” said Santa Barbara Unified School District Superintendent Cary Matsuoka. “Her background will be highly valuable as we continue to identify best practices for integrating technology into teaching and learning at Santa Barbara High and across the district.”