Lacey Victor transitions from mathematics teacher to new CHS Assistant Principal for the 2016-2017 school year

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Lacey Victor transitions from mathematics teacher to new CHS Assistant Principal for the 2016-2017 school year

Ariana Kalantari - Staff Writer, Photo by Rockey Greenberg - Creative Director

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Returning as a CHS faculty member for her second year, Lacey Victor has been reassigned to a new position as Vice Principal. Previously a mathematics teacher, Victor looks forward to using her years of teaching experience to provide the most optimal environment for students attending CHS. Victor is originally from Texas, and she taught mathematics there for nine years before the opportunity presented itself to move to California and further her career.

CHS originally caught her eye because it was a highly rated school, and she was impressed by the Calabasas community’s involvement in constantly furthering opportunities for its students. With the start of a new school year, Ms. Victor is most excited to fully immerse herself in CHS extracurricular programs. Impressed by the football program and the atmosphere it creates, as it reminds her of Texas, she is additionally astonished by the magnitude of talent students in CHS’s various arts programs exhibit.

“My goal was always to move into administration, so I could have a bigger impact on other teachers and more students,” said Victor.

Similarly to many students attending CHS, Ms. Victor took Advanced Placement classes and was a part of choir and dance when she was in high school. She recalls being a great student and enjoying math. She explains that her father being the superintendent of her small school district may have slightly impacted the vigor of her studying. Victor believes that maintaining a healthy balance between work and other aspects of life is something that originated for her in high school and is still applied to her adult life today. She urges students to stay mentally healthy by maintaining this healthy balance.

“It’s important to make sure that you have time to just focus on your own personal life,” said Victor.

Ms. Victor advises students at CHS that high school is not just preparation for the real world; it is the real world. Students begin creating their futures and their personalities in high school and take their first steps into young adulthood. According to Ms. Victor, getting into the habit of making good decisions early on will positively frame one’s future and allow students to live a more successful life.

“The decisions students are making, the environment that they are creating, this is the real world,” said Victor.

CHS is very lucky to have Victor as a new vice principal this year. She is excited to start a new chapter in her career and begin making a positive impact on the school, and is thrilled to be able to reach out to more students with her new position as vice principal. She hopes that the new school year brings students more opportunities to be successful and cannot wait to see newfound participation in a multitude of extracurriculars this year.

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