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Ms. Yvonne P. Shiu

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Ms. Yvonne P. Shiu

Yvonne Shiu has served as Principal of San Mateo High School since 2007. She came to the San Mateo Union High School District in 1996 as an English Language Development (E.L.D.) and Spanish teacher at San Mateo High School.  

Ms. Shiu began her career as an English as Second Language (E.S.L.) teacher at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. When she first arrived in the Bay Area, she started as a long-term substitute, teaching bilingual Social Studies and math at Everett Middle School in San Francisco. She then taught for two years at Mission High School in San Francisco before joining the Bearcat Family.  

Ms. Shiu earned her B.A., Spanish from Pennsylvania State University and later earned her M.A., Teacher Education and her Single Subject Teaching Credential from the University of Los Angeles, and finally her M.Ed., Education Administration from the San Francisco State University.