HEMET – The governing board of the Hemet Unified School District, on nomination by trustee Marilyn Forst, has selected Dr. Emily Shaw, principal at Hemet High School, as the September recipient of the Governing Board Recognition of Excellence Award and a $500 certificate to be used toward the district program of her choice in recognition of her outstanding performance, professionalism and loyalty.
Shaw received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and her master’s degrees in public administration and educational administration from California State University, San Bernardino. In 2006 she received her doctorate in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne.
Among her peers, Shaw is known to be passionate, driven and an ardent student advocate. Truly, Shaw’s influence, in every circle of the district, is meaningful and colored with a purpose to improve the educational experience for all students.
Shaw is a consummate professional and a talented educator. Dr. Shaw has served with distinction at all levels as an administrator in addition to a meaningful time as an elementary classroom teacher.
During her tenure as principal at Hemet High School, Shaw has been a driving force for change. Among the many significant and durable contributions to the Hemet High School campus, Shaw is most notably known for her leadership in implementing the Building Assets Reducing Risks program. Shaw’s leadership was essential in bringing other talented educators into new roles in a way that has impacted countless students and families in a powerful and positive manner.