Michael Lozano
Michael Lozano is Los Gatos High School’s new assistant principal. (Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union School District)

Los Gatos Names Assistant Principal

The Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District announced Thursday the appointment of Michael Lozano as the new Assistant Principal of Los Gatos High School. His first day is July 1.

Michael served as assistant principal of Leland High School, principal of Virdom International Academy in Shenzhen, China, and as a Special Education teacher in Sacramento.

At Leland, Michael oversaw guidance and discipline, as well as spearheading initiatives to improve student attendance and English-learning efforts.

At Virdom, Michael partnered with several international colleges and organizations to provide pathways for graduates, in addition to sharing his experience and expertise on global education initiatives at conferences. Topics included “The American Education Model in China” and “Attrition Rates of Chinese Students at Top Ranked American Universities.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Michael Lozano to Los Gatos High School,” said Superintendent Bill W. Sanderson. “His experience, dedication, and passion for education make him an excellent addition to our leadership team. He brings to us a wealth of experience that will serve as a tremendous asset to the Los Gatos High School community.”

Michael Lozano holds degrees from UC Berkeley, National University, Harvard University, including an education doctorate from the University of Southern California.

According to his LinkedIn profile, he’s the CEO of World Class Educator, a company that’s struck deals with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kapi’olani Community College and Macau University of Science and Technology to boost the enrollment of Chinese students at American universities.

His page on the platform notes he was involved in the initial stages of the San Quentin Prison University Project back in the early aughts.

Isabelle Cameron inducted into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Isabelle Cameron of Los Gatos, California, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Cameron was initiated at University of California-Davis.

Cameron is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

FCC Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

On April 25, the Federal Communications Commission voted to restore a national standard to ensure the internet, as it put it, is “fast, open, and fair.”

The decision to reclassify broadband service as a Title II telecommunications service allows the agency to “protect consumers, defend national security, and advance public safety,” a spokesperson said in a release.

Through the action, the Commission establishes a national standard to ensure broadband internet service is treated as an “essential” service.

“Today’s vote also makes clear that the Commission will exercise its authority over broadband in a narrowly tailored fashion—without rate regulation, tariffing, or unbundling—to foster continued innovation and investment,” the spokesperson added Thursday.

FCC chair Jessica Rosenworcel recently visited Campbell to push for the passage of the standard.

Keira Dodd Makes St. Lawrence University Dean’s List

Keira Dodd from Los Gatos has been named to St. Lawrence University’s Dean’s List for achieving academic excellence during the Fall 2023 semester.

Dodd, a Los Gatos High School graduate, is a member of the Class of 2027.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

Saratoga Mayor Named Woman of the Year by State Senator

Senator Dave Cortese announced April 26 that Mayor Yan Zhao of Saratoga had been named Woman of the Year for Senate District 15. This accolade recognizes Mayor Zhao’s leadership, contributions to the community and dedication to fostering inclusivity and combating hate.

“It has been my privilege to serve our community, to advocate for equity, and to strive for a world where diversity is celebrated,” said Zhao, in a release. “This award is a testament to the collective spirit of our community and the power of coming together to make a difference.”

Cortese said Zhao impact on our community exemplifies what it means to lead with integrity, compassion, and a commitment to justice.

“Her efforts to address critical issues such as public health and racial equity, coupled with her personal journey of resilience and service, make her a role model for Senate District 15 and beyond,” he said.

Mayor Zhao was elected to Saratoga City Council in 2018 and served as Mayor in 2021.

She was then re-elected for her second term in 2022 and is currently serving as mayor, again.

Cycle Around Town for Bike to Wherever Week

The Town’s Complete Streets and Transportation Commission and Summit Bicycles have partnered to hold this year’s Bike Around Town on Friday, May 17, 2024 from 2-5pm. Part of Bike to Wherever Week, the event features an “easy ride around town,” starting at Summit Bicycles at 111 E Main St. in Los Gatos. Space is limited. www.signupgenius.com/go/409054DADA62EA4FF2-49191481-bike

For more information contact Jeff Thompson at 408-455-2784 or by email at [email protected].

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