Viking ShipCalifornia Distinguished School

Principal

Craig Broadhurst, PrincipalCraig Broadhurst
Principal
CBroadhurst@suesd.org
(831) 464-5660, ext. 225


Born and raised in England, Mr. Broadhurst came to the United States in 1986, to obtain his teaching credential. In 1988 he joined the Soquel Union Elementary School District and began teaching third grade. Since that time, he has taught upper elementary, middle school physical education, and while on a two-year leave he taught elementary physical education at the Vienna International School in Austria.

He received his multiple subjects teaching credential from California State University at Long Beach, and his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership, and Administrative Credential from San Josť State University. He has district experience as a lead teacher, summer school principal and as an elementary principal at Main Street Elementary School. Prior to being the Main Street principal, he served two years as the assistant principal at New Brighton Middle School.


Andrew Wright

Andrew Wright
Assistant Principal
AWright@suesd.org
(831) 464-5660, Ext. 226


Andrew Wright is enjoying his first year as Assistant Principal at New Brighton Middle School. He was born and raised in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he developed a love for coaching sailing and studying science. After obtaining his Bachelorís in Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1998, he decided to obtain a teaching credential in science. His first middle school science position brought him to Santa Cruz in 2000. He earned his Masterís in Education and Administrative Credential from San Jose State University in 2005. Mr. Wright continued to teach middle school science for eleven years before accepting an administrative position as an academic coordinator and assistant principal. He is very excited to work in the community he has called home for nearly fifteen years.

Mr. Wright lives in Santa Cruz Gardens with his wife (a Soquel High Graduate) and three children. He loves spending time with his family and surfs whenever he gets the chance.