Meet the Principal

Kate Westrich

Principal, Matanzas Elementary School

Kate Westrich is the principal of Matanzas Elementary School. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Ms. Westrich began her professional life as an editor in the high-tech publishing world, leaving it to pursue her true passion, education. She obtained her teaching credential at San Francisco State in 1997. After many years teaching at the elementary and middle school levels, she joined the administrative team in Rincon Valley School District in 2012 as the Vice Principal of Rincon Valley Charter School, Sequoia. She has been the principal of the Matanzas campus since 2014. Ms. Westrich feels privileged to work with such dedicated and gifted educators both at the Matanzas campus and in the district as a whole. She is currently pursuing an advanced degree in Educational Leadership.