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Brent Kuykendall has officially taken over the principal's chair at Peninsula High. Mr. Kuykendall comes to us from Miraleste Intermediate where he has been principal for the past two years. Prior to that, he was principal at Ridgecrest Intermediate, an associate principal at PV High, and a math teacher in the District for ten years. Mr. Kuykendall said, “Moving from the intermediate to the high school level will allow me to reconnect with many of the families and staff that I have worked with in the past.”

Mr. Kuykendall grew up in Palos Verdes, attending Ridgecrest and graduating from Peninsula High in 1995. He hopes that his familiarity with the peninsula and his experience growing up and teaching here will help him better connect with both students and parents. "It helps growing up in the community; it helps understanding the pressure of growing up on the Hill," said Kuykendall. "There are great opportunities that come with that, but there are also challenges and stresses that can be created by surrounding yourself with a lot of successful families and students."

In his new role, Mr. Kuykendall will take over one of the highest-performing schools in the nation. He plans on continuing to guide Peninsula High School in the direction it’s been going for a long time.
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