Principal Wynne Satterwhite announces retirement


Rohan Vaswani

Today, the District announced Principal Wynne Satterwhite’s retirement. It’s not immediately clear when that retirement is effective.

Los Altos High School Principal Wynne Satterwhite is retiring. The District announced her retirement via email today. As of the time of publishing, it is not immediately clear when this retirement is effective.

“It is impossible to overstate Satterwhite’s impact on the thousands of young people who have attended LAHS,” Mountain View–Los Altos School District Superintendent Nellie Meyer said. “Her dedication, commitment and hard work have helped to shape countless lives, and she has left an indelible mark on the school community. It is an honor to work beside her.”

Satterwhite has been LAHS principal since 2004, and before then, she was an assistant principal, Associated Student Body (ASB) advisor, counselor and volleyball coach. She grew up in Oregon, where she began her teaching career before coming to LAHS. 

“[Being principal has] been fun; I have enjoyed my life,” Satterwhite said in a 2013 interview with The Talon. “I’ve had lots of different opportunities — I look back now and see choices and think about how my life would have changed if I had decided to do something else, but no regrets. The path I chose was a good one and I’m real happy with where I’m at.”

The District has announced that they will work with Leadership Associates, a California firm founded to search for school executive leaders, to meet with stakeholder groups and gather information via surveys. More information on this process will be available after spring break.