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Principal's Message

September 26, 2016


Dear Wildcat Families,


It is with great pleasure and excitement that I write to you as your new Principal at Dougherty Valley High School. I have been a member of the DVHS community for the past three years as an Assistant Principal, which has allowed me to work closely with our students, families and staff members. I have learned many things about our school and community, and in my new role as Principal I am thrilled to continue our work to build and establish even more Traditions in Excellence!


Dougherty Valley High School is a special place. We have staff members who arrive to work every day committed to teaching your sons and daughters, and genuinely care about their academic, social and emotional growth. Our parents also want what is best for their children, and show their support through volunteerism and providing valuable feedback. First and foremost though, our students take their educational pursuits seriously, and work hard to grow academically and to build a dynamic and welcoming school. I am proud to be a member of the DVHS community, and will continue to work tirelessly to guide our school on its continuous improvement journey while preparing for the challenges that lie ahead.


One of my goals is to ensure that every student who walks through our doors knows there is a place for them to connect to DVHS. Of course, academic success is important for each of our students; however, the relationships they build with their peers, teachers, counselors, coaches, administrators, advisors and other staff members are as important to their personal and academic growth, and will better prepare them for a fulfilling and successful future.


A primary challenge at DVHS is our growth. We will continue to evaluate and improve on ways to collectively and proactively ensure that all of our nearly 3,000 students have the opportunity to explore their interests and passions. Another of my goals will be to expand the opportunities that support our students as they develop pathways to success.


We have begun our 10th year as a school serving the Dougherty Valley community. I plan to draw upon my 30 years of public education experience within the San Ramon Valley Unified School District to continue building a school that is committed to the personal and academic growth and success of our young adults.


I look forward to working with you and sharing ideas.


GO Wildcats!


Dave Kravitz


Dougherty Valley High School