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Announcing the New Principal of Saratoga Elementary School

June 1, 2021 for immediate release

The Saratoga Union School District is pleased to announce the selection of Kristin Murphy to be the next principal at Saratoga Elementary School. The board unanimously approved her appointment at the May 27 Board of Trustees meeting.

Kristin brings over 11 years of experience as an elementary and middle school classroom teacher and K-12 Instructional Coach, and 4 years as a principal. Most recently, Kristin has served as principal at Soquel Elementary School. She is known for her expertise in creating a positive learning environment for students, teacher mentoring, professional development support, curriculum design, integrating technology into curriculum, and establishing meaningful partnerships with the school community.

When not working at school, Kristin enjoys family time with her husband and two sons, as well as exercising, cooking, traveling, and watching the Chicago Cubs.

Kristin holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from National University as well as a Clear Administrative Credential. She also has a Bachelors of Arts and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University.

The candidate pool for the principalship of Saratoga Elementary School was particularly strong. Interview panels met with five of the top applicants. The panels consisted of district parent leadership, teachers, staff, and administrators. Kristin emerged as the stellar candidate.

Superintendent Ken Geisick and Assistant Superintendent Moira Barker look forward to working with Kristin. Said Superintendent Geisick, “We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Murphy to the SUSD Leadership Team and Saratoga Elementary. She brings a wealth of elementary experience and a focus on the whole child.”

Kristin MurphySuperintendent Geisick and Principal Brian White will begin the transition process this week. Kristin officially begins her role as Principal at Saratoga Elementary School on July 1.

Please join us in welcoming Kristin Murphy to Saratoga Elementary School and to the Saratoga Union School District!