Former SHS assistant principal to replace retiring principal at LGHS

May 21, 2009 — by Ben Clement

In early April, the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District announced that former SHS assistant-principal Markus Autrey will be replacing Doug Ramezane as principal at Los Gatos High School next year.

Autrey was hired at Saratoga High in 2005 by principal Jeff Anderson. After a little more than a year at Saratoga, Autrey left to become the head of the guidance department at LGHS. Having worked in the district for only a little over three years, Autrey is excited to assume his new position.

“It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m honored to be given the chance to work with this staff and the students of Los Gatos High School,” said Autrey.
Autrey’s experience at Saratoga High and with Anderson also bodes for a better, more cooperative LG-Saratoga relationship.

“I’m very excited about it,” said Anderson. “I think he will be a very strong principal for Los Gatos, which is great for them and the fact that he used to work at Saratoga will hopefully make for more involved relations between the schools.”

Anderson is also hopeful of more collaboration between the staffs as well as more student interaction.

“Saratoga and Los Gatos, beyond the differences of the schools, are really two different cities, and it’s really easy to sort of ignore each other and do our own thing,” said Anderson. “But there’s a number of things that I think it would be fun to collaborate on.”