New Interim Principal

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Dear Galileo Community, 

I am pleased to share with you that Peter Avila is the new Interim Galileo High School Principal. Mr. Avila is an experienced SFUSD Principal rooted in SFUSD’s anti-racist and equity focused core values. He was formerly Principal of Marshall Elementary for 14 years. Principal Avila is a student centered leader and has particular experience in supporting newcomer students and a background in Special Education. I know you will find Principal Avila warm and approachable. He is a dedicated educator invested in positive student outcomes and nurturing and supporting teacher and staff growth and development. Principal Avila has served as a Foster Youth Advocate in West Contra Costa County and lives in Oakland with his wife Zoey and his rising 6th grade son. Please join me in welcoming Principal Avila to the Galileo High School community! Former Galileo Principal, Ms. Benau will be working closely with Principal Avila on an effective transition into his new role and ensuring a positive start to the 2022-2023 school year. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.

Davina Goldwasser
Directory Principal Leadership & Support