New Interim Asst. Principal for Community Academy

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Source: Santa Barbara Unified School District

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.


About Santa Barbara Community Academy School:

Santa Barbara Community Academy, a kindergarten through sixth grade elementary school, opened on July 19, 1999 and is located on the campus of La Cumbre Junior High School. The school’s goals are to provide a student-centered approach to learning in a rigorous academic core knowledge curriculum environment.

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Ducky Nov 18, 2017 07:37 PM
New Interim Asst. Principal for Community Academy

Rex, I believe that the Santa Barbara Community Academy is a charter school, housed in the second story of the La Cumbre Junior High campus. I’m sorry, don’t know the answer to your second question.

REX OF SB Nov 18, 2017 05:38 PM
New Interim Asst. Principal for Community Academy

(1) Where and what is Santa Barbara Community Academy; (2) is Ms. Scharfeld any relation to Lee Scharfeld, who was a former member of the SB Board of Education? He was/is a really nice guy.

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