2013-02-21 / Schools

Redwood MS principal leaving for Chaminade

Has been at middle school since 2009


Steve Lepire Steve Lepire Steve Lepire has been appointed as the new high school principal of Chaminade College Preparatory School after a three-month nationwide search, according to the school’s president, James Adams.

Lepire will begin his tenure on July 1. He is the principal of Redwood Middle School in Thousand Oaks, where he has served since July 2009.

Lepire will replace Brother Tom Fahy, Chaminade’s high school principal for the past 11 years, who announced his intent to step down at the end of this school year.

Fahy will continue to work at Chaminade in a yet-to-bedefined capacity.

The incoming principal is a San Fernando Valley resident and a graduate of local Catholic elementary and high schools.

He is also the parent of a Chaminade student.

Lepire has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Loyola Marymount University and a master’s degree in educational administration from California

Lutheran University.

He started his career many years ago as a coach at Chaminade and has served many years as a teacher and administrator.

Lepire began his administrative career as a dean of students at several different schools in Los Angeles and the Conejo Valley. In 2003, he was appointed assistant principal at Newbury Park High School, where he served until 2008, when he was appointed to the assistant principal position at Westlake High School.

In January,

Lepire was selected as the

Administrator of the Year for Ventura County by the Association of California School Administrators.

This award will be presented in March at the association’s annual conference in Solvang.

Chaminade College Preparatory is a coeducational Catholic school in the Marianist tradition, serving students in grades six through 12.

Founded in 1952, Chaminade operates a middle school campus in Chatsworth and a high school campus in West Hills.

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