Phone: (650) 558-2900

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Valerie Arbizu

Mrs. Arbizu is proud to serve as Aragon's Principal since becoming a Don in 2020.  She has been in education since 2002 and has served the San Mateo Union High School District as an administrator since 2012. Before joining the team at Aragon, she was an Assistant Principal at Burlingame High School, Mills High School, and Los Gatos High School.  Before becoming an administrator, Mrs. Arbizu taught English for eight years in San Jose and Saratoga. 
 
Oversees:
 
Back to School Night, Budget, Community Outreach, Department Head Meetings, Facilities (Modernization, Construction), Orientation for Families, Personnel (Evaluations, Hiring), Professional Development (PD Requests, Staff Meetings), Reports (CPS, RARD, SARC, SPSA), School Partnerships, Student Teachers, Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSA), Technology & STEM, WASC
 
Community Groups - Aragon PTSO, Aragon Excellence Fund (AEF), Alumni Association, Athletic Boosters
 
Departments - English, Science, Visual & Performing Arts
 
Educational Background:
 
B.A. in English
Teaching Credential in English
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
 
M.A. in Educational Leadership
Administrative Credential
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA