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New Principal Named

ONTARIO, CA; (03/11/2014): The Chaffey Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees confirmed the appointment of Montclair Assistant Principal of Instruction and Guidance Eduardo Zaldivar as the new Principal of Ontario High School effective with the 2014-2015 school year. Zaldivar, 38, a graduate of UC San Diego with double majors in History and Political Science, was a member of the first graduating class of Rancho Cucamonga High School in 1994, which is in the Chaffey District. In a March 7, 2014 E-mail to the Ontario staff, District Superintendent Mat Holton said, “You will find him to be accessible, ease to speak with and a willing listener,” and as one who “will be a strong force to help OHS continue to be an exceptional high school.”

Zaldivar is a native of Mexico who came to the United States as a young child, where through the years he has developed a heart for education. “I am very student-centered. This is the reason for my existence, to see our students achieve success and fulfill their potential.” His reputation of being a thoughtful, collaborate and passionate leader was evidenced through his past positions, which include principal of a Las Vegas middle school, and at the high school level as a social science teacher, coach, student activities director, career advisor, and dean of discipline. was given an exclusive interview with Zaldivar who was engaging and elated to be joining the Ontario Jaguar family, “I’m beyond thrilled. I consider myself to be extremely lucky to be walking into a school like Ontario. Mr. Willborn has done a phenomenal job and he is leaving some very large shoes to fill.” He considers his strengths to be his ability to work and connect with his students. “It’s all about getting to know them and being genuine. They are here for a reason and I want to help them find that reason.” Throughout the interview, his passion and genuine interest was evident.

Mr. Zaldivar is married to his wife Melissa and together they have four children ages 2 to 7.