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Admin Team


Ed Behrens, Principal

  • B.A., History, San Diego State University
  • M.Ed., Educational Leadership and Policy, California State University Northridge
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Studies
  • Language Development Specialist Certificate

  • Responsibilities
    • Instructional Leader
    • Administration of Certificated & Classified Assignments  
    • District Office Communications 
    • Faculty Meetings 
    • ASB Budgets 
    • Fundraising 
    • Community Relations & Outreach 
    • Freshmen Parent Meetings 
    • SMHS News/Media  
    • Business Office 
    • Categorical Accounts 
    • District Accounts 
     Single Plan for Student Achievement, 
    • Channel League, 
    • Royal Pride Foundation  

Alex Sheldon, Assistant Principal

  • B.A, Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential, National University
  • Administrative Services Credential, Santa Barbara County Education Office
  • Athletics
  • Activities
  • ASB
  • Graduation
  • Facilities
  • Civic Use

Suzette McCormick, Assistant Principal


Mike Stieren, Assistant Principal



  • Bachelor of Arts with Majors in English and Sociology., University of California Santa Barbara
  • Education Specialist Teaching Credential - Moderate / Severe., University of California Santa Barbara
  • M.Ed., University of California Santa Barbara
  • Clear Administrative Services Credential


  • Master Schedule
  • Counseling Department
  • Registrar / Enrollment
  • Instructional Materials
  • Curriculum Council
  • Gang Task Force
  • Credit Recovery / Summer School
  • Special Education: SCD, Transition, CTE programming
  • ROP
  • Entrepreneurship Academy
  • AP
  • PSAT / PrACT
  • Aeries Coordinator
  • ETS Liaison
  • Student discipline Esd-Lop

Jennifer Balaishis, Dean of Students

MA in Educational Leadership, California State University, Northridge
BEd in French, English, Intermediate/Senior, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
BA Honors in French and English, University of Western Ontario
Preliminary Administrative Services Credential
Single Subject Teaching Credential, French and English
Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate
Attendance (CLASS Program and School Attendance Review Board)
Discipline and Interventions
Restorative Approaches
AHA Peace builders
UCSB Check, Connect, Respect
SUPER and YSS Fighting Back
PLC Support
Tardy Sweeps