CVUSD Board of Education Announces Steve Lepire as New Principal of Newbury Park High School
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CVUSD Board of Education Announces Steve Lepire as New Principal of Newbury Park High School

Former Administrator Returns to Lead the Panthers

Steve Lepire has been announced as the next principal of Newbury Park High School (NPHS), beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. The official announcement was made at the district’s Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd. This will be Mr. Lepire’s second position within Newbury Park High School’s administration, having served previously as their assistant principal from 2003 until 2008. “Mr. Lepire has devoted many years to the students of the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) in various administrative roles, and we are pleased to see him return to Newbury Park High School,” said Superintendent, Dr. Ann Bonitatibus.  

Mr. Lepire is currently the principal at Sequoia Middle School in Newbury Park. He has also served CVUSD and its students as the principal of Redwood Middle School, and as the assistant principal at Westlake High School. 

Mr. Lepire holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Loyola Marymount University, and a master’s degree in educational administration from California Lutheran University. Mr. Lepire was recognized in 2013 as Administrator of the Year for Ventura County by the Association of California School Administrators. 

Mr. Lepire will be replacing Josh Eby, who has served as the principal of Newbury Park High School for the past 3 years. In March, Mr. Eby announced his intention to step down as the school’s principal next year so he could return to teaching, a role he’s missed since leaving the classroom. Mr. Eby will be teaching science at the secondary level within CVUSD. He is also looking forward to spending more time with his two sons, and his wife, Michelle, who is a teacher at Banyan Elementary.  

“The search for a new principal for Sequoia Middle School will begin immediately,” said Dr. Mark McLaughlin, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, following the approval of Mr. Lepire. “This is a very important position, and we want to find the best possible candidate," he said.

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