Sierra High, Fillmore Adult School & Heritage Valley Independent Studies Name New Principal, Blanca Mendieta
Blanca Mendieta
Blanca Mendieta

November 13, 2023


Blanca Mendieta, a seasoned educator with two decades of experience, is thrilled to return to her roots and serve the community she holds dear. Having attended Piru Elementary and Fillmore Junior High, her journey has come full circle as she steps into her new role.

Blanca’s career has spanned 20 years, with 15 years dedicated to the classroom as a math teacher and 6 years as an Assistant Principal for the Oxnard Union High School District. Her passion for education and her belief in the potential of every student have been the driving forces behind her work. She firmly believes all students can achieve great things with the right support and opportunities.

Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in various educational committees, including ELAC, LCAP, Curriculum, and Inclusivity. Additionally, she has contributed as a member of accreditation visiting committees for WASC. Her areas of expertise include Instructional Rounds, which aligns with her goal of improving instructional practices to provide all students with quality education.

Blanca is excited to work hand in hand with all students, families, staff, and the broader community to collectively shape the future of Sierra High School, Heritage Valley Independent Studies, and Adult Education. Blanca will begin on Monday, November 13, 2023.

We also thank Mrs. Amber Henrey for her two years of leadership and support for the students, staff, and school community. Amber has transferred to a teaching position in our district and will support art education at the elementary level.