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Calabasas : 2 Principals Switch Schools

In an effort to bring new energy to two schools, Las Virgenes Unified School District officials have switched the principals of Agoura High School and A. E. Wright Middle School, effective July 1.

The change, requested by Agoura High Principal Michael Botsford, also was embraced as “a great idea” by A.E. Wright Principal James Christianson, who began his career as a Spanish teacher at Agoura High in 1969, and held his last job for three years, said Las Virgenes Personnel Director Robert Fraisse.

Botsford, who has been principal at Agoura since 1984, “was just looking for a change of pace,” Fraisse said. “It’s good to rotate and switch people every so often. It gets the blood flowing, and keeps the excitement level high.”

Botsford came to Las Virgenes as an administrator in 1977, after spending 13 years as a teacher and administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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In another administrative move, the district drafted English and Spanish teacher Jill Zubor Shenberger to replace former Calabasas High School Assistant Principal Gary Walker, who left the district to pursue another career, Fraisse said.


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