Our District's motto is "A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN!" It has been our high school's motto for over a hundred years. For all those years, people have come to Hollister to make a new life full of possibilities in a city with a temeerate climate and pastoral charm. Hollister is located less than one hour from metropolitan San Jose' the heart of Silicon Valley" and the beautiful Pacific coastal cities of Carmel, Monterey and Santa Cruz. The City of Hollister and the County of San Benito still possess beautiful property at affordable prices. The quality of life in San Benito County is rated among the highest in the State. Hollister is close to larger cities, recreation areas and our beautiful and affordable housing gives you every reason to want to be a part of this wonderful community of learners and practitioners. New teachers find strength in our District's New Teacher Academy, ongoing professional development opportunities, time to collaborate with colleagues, and an almost instant connection to our Community. unities, time to collaborate with colleagues, and an almost instant connection to our Community. You can find a place to grow and flourish here. San Benito High School District offers a compensation package that is the highest in the area and second to none.
As your Superintendent, I believe "Academics, Instruction and Support are essential for success of staff and students" and always make sure this belief is at the forefront of my thinking in leading our amazing district. The District's Multi-year Strategic Plan provides clarity, focus and direction in supporting staff and students. Stakeholders such as, the Academic Task Force, continue to provide input and feedback for our action plans. We are looking for educators who believe that ALL students can succeed at high levels and who are innovative in guiding our future generations.
"It's always a great day to be a Baler."
- In ensuring that ALL students are capable of high levels of academic and social success.
- In providing academic and social support for all students.
- In establishing a safe and respectful school community by building trusting, collaborative relationships with strong communication.
- In emphasizing the ideas of rigor, relevance, and inclusion in our school community.
Whole System Collaboration
The Whole System Collaboration model develops synergy and coherence in our organization. The system brings together practices, procedures, and resources to focus on our 'why.' At the core of our model is our 'why' -- student learning and achievement. Shared leadership empowers and guides staff members through the planning process, implementation, analysis, next steps, and reflection of each developmental idea. Mutual accountability and dependency creates and drives our actions moving forward. The barometer of our progress are the Indicators of Success.
Our profile of a graduate...
...seeks to capture what we want for our students as learners
and citizens; it truly reflects the mission statement of Hollister High School. The competencies and attributes described below are the nucleus of our work and drive our teaching and learning experiences, community partnerships, and the key components of our strategic plan. We seek to ensure that at the conclusion of their high school career, our students will model these STRONG traits:
Make sense of experiences
RIGOR, RELEVANCE & INCLUSION
As a long standing member of the community and a veteran employee of San Benito High School District, I am very excited to bring high quality teachers into our community. We are a large comprehensive high school with a focus on preparing our students for college and supporting them in discovering their career paths. As the Principal, I am looking for teachers who believe in creating meaningful connections with students and value the belief that "all" students can learn. With the recent adoption of graduation requirements that are aligned with the "a-g" UC/CSU entrance requirements, my role is to find teachers who can provide both the rigor and support needed for our students, regardless of the learning gaps they may show up with.
Being a "Baler" is more than what is experienced inside the classroom. The culture on our campus is one of inclusion, and consistently providing teachers with opportunities to get involved in other areas of our school. Our school has an extensive athletic program, an exemplary associated student body (ASB), and a wide-ranging offering of clubs. We also have many proud and lon2-standing traditions such as FFA Week, Downtown Homecoming Parade and Baler Lunch Time (BLT s) that all embrace teacher participation. The "Baler" family extends beyond the campus, as our larger community consistently shows their support through attendance and participation at our evening parent events, extra-curricular activities and supporting our local scholarship program.
Our students deserve to be surrounded by adults that are solution-based, reflective and have a growth mindset. I am honored to serve as the Principal of San Benito High School, and invite you to join us in continuing to make this a great place to learn.