Kip Glazer, Ed.D. Named Principal of San Marcos High School
Dr. Glazer’s life story comes full circle, the new principal returns to the first place she began her life in the United States
Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education named Kip Glazer, Ed.D as the next Principal of San Marcos High School. Glazer emerged as the top candidate following a competitive, nationwide search and collaborative performance-based interview comprised of 35 individuals including teachers, staff, district officials, parents and community partners.
Glazer, a native Korean speaker, has a Doctor of Education in Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University in Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo.
Glazer moved to the United States from South Korea, coming to Santa Barbara in 1993 to learn to speak English with the EF International School. Her life story in the United States comes full circle as she returns to the Santa Barbara community. More specifically, she returns to San Marcos High School where she saw her first football game with her host family, whose son played trumpet in the Royal’s Marching Band. Glazer met her husband in Santa Barbara and together they raised two sons, one currently attends and the other graduated from the United States Military Academy West Point.
"I feel a sense of deep gratitude for the incredible opportunity to serve San Marcos High School and Santa Barbara Unified School District,” said Kip Glazer, Ed.D. “When I first arrived in Santa Barbara 25 years ago from South Korea, I did not even speak English. I had no idea that I would have the opportunity to be the Principal at San Marcos High School. I remember feeling such tremendous pride in watching the Royal Marching Band perform. It was incredible to see the crowd in the stands, coming together as a family. Now, I will once again be a part of that family of amazing staff, students, and parents. I look forward to meeting each and every member of the school community. Go Royals!"