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Superintendent Hilario “Larry” Chavez announced today, December 2nd, the appointment of David Vincent as principal of Santa Fe High School (SFHS).  Vincent, who was named SFHS’ assistant principal in 2021, has served as SFHS’ interim directing principal since November 4th, following the resignation of Principal Renee Salazar-Garcia in November.

“David Vincent is an excellent leader who brings to the principal position a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Over the past month, his graciousness and steady hand have invigorated and impressed students and faculty alike.  Equally impressive is his long-standing commitment to raising student performance, improving teacher efficacy and encouraging community involvement.  We are extremely fortunate to welcome him to his new role,” said SFPS Superintendent  Hilario “Larry” Chavez.  

Vincent said, “I’m honored to serve as the next principal of SFHS, a school rich in history and tradition. The students, faculty and staff exhibit a strong commitment to learning and creating a sense of community. I’m grateful to be a part of this process as we move forward.”

Vincent has 34 years of experience in education, including developing and implementing academic programs that assist at-risk learners and challenge those who perform above grade level.  From 2020 to 2021, he was an environmental science teacher at Capital High School.

From 2017 to 2020, Vincent was principal of Amarillo High School in the Amarillo Independent School District (AISD) in Texas, where the campus received the highest rating for school performance by the Texas Education Agency.  He also served as principal of Bonham Middle School (2013-2017) and Austin Middle School (2004-2013), and associate principal (1999-2004) and assistant principal (1997-1999) of Tascosa High School in AISD.

Vincent holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from West Texas A&M University.