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Principal Message

As the new principal of Foothill High School, I am honored to welcome you to the 2021-22 school year. I am excited to lead Foothill into a new era that builds upon its strong legacy and #OneHill community. The Foothill staff is also excited to welcome our Falcons back onto campus as we reopen CCSD schools for in-person learning and extracurricular activities. Together we will create a new normal that builds upon our experiences with digital learning while reconnecting students to the Foothill community.  

Foothill staff members are passionate about ensuring all students feel safe and supported to meet and exceed their potential. Our mission statement confirms our goal of ensuring students are ready by exit: “Graduation for all with preparation for Higher or Hire Education.” My goal is to enhance the systems and structures established by previous principals to ensure all students have access to high quality, relevant education, and extracurricular opportunities.  

I am a San Diego native and received degrees from UC Berkeley and UNLV including a certificate in Gifted Education. I was a member of the first cohort of Las Vegas Teach for America in 2004 and worked for over a decade in east Las Vegas schools.  I served as principal of Advanced Technologies Academy (A-TECH) since 2015. By collaborating with the staff and community and holding high academic expectations for all students, we were able to improve the student experience and preparation for post-graduate life. I am proud of the tradition of excellence I have left at A-TECH and I know we can achieve similar results at Foothill. 

As a Henderson resident for over a decade, I have experienced the growth and opportunities presented by our vibrant community. I know Foothill’s success is critically important to Henderson and I look forward to a close partnership with local officials, stakeholders, parents, and students to make Foothill the place where all students can graduate, college and career ready. I also encourage parents to get involved with Foothill by joining the PTO, a Booster Club, attending PAC meetings, or running for a seat on our School Organization Team.

I look forward to working with our community as we strive for excellence for all Foothill students. 


Mr. Jonathan Synold

Go Falcons!