New Leadership Selected for Mariano Castro School

The Mountain View Whisman School District has hired Theresa Lambert and Simoes de Carvalho to run the elementary school.

The kids at Mariano Castro Elementary School will soon have a new directora.

Theresa (Terri) Lambert has been hired as the new principal for the school, the Mountain View Whisman School District announced Thursday. Both Lambert, and new Assistant Principal Marcela Simoes de Carvalho will begin at Castro when the 2013-14 school year starts.

Lambert succeeds Judith Crates, who retires from the principalship after five years at the helm to spend more time with her family.

With more than 27 years of experience in pre-Kindergarten to sixth grade education, including dual immersion, Lambert's current school received the California Business Educational Excellence Star School 2012 Award and has been nominated for the 2012-13 National Blue Ribbon School Award.

She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo, has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor and is completing her masters degree in Educational Leadership from San Jose State University.

Simoes de Carvalho has taught in the district for 17 years and currently teaches third grade in Castro’s Dual Immersion Program. She previously worked at Edith Landels Elementary School and the district office.

Carvalho received her undergraduate, masters degrees and elementary education credential from San Jose State University. She has an doctorate of education in organization and leadership from the University of San Francisco.  She is also a National Board Certified Teacher.

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