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Ms. Debbi Puente

My name is Debbi Puente, and it is with great pride and enthusiasm that I begin another year as one of the Assistant Principals at Carmel High School. I am truly honored to call myself a Padre and look forward to working with Principal Lyons, Assistant Principal Tuana, as well as the rest of our staff in our efforts to help ensure all students are CHS: Connected Citizens, High Level Thinkers, and Successful Individuals.

I am entering my 29th year in education.  I spent 12 years as a classroom teacher which morphed into an instructional coach position for several school sites. After that I worked as an Administrator of Curriculum/Instruction and English Learner Services at the district offices in Pajaro Valley Unified, as well as Orange, Monterey and Santa Cruz COE's.  Before coming to CHS, I served as the Director of Teacher and Administrator Support for a start-up educational consulting company. In this position, I worked with multiple schools/districts across the US in support of building systems to improve classroom instruction.

The high school years are critical times for students. Choices made during this period will greatly determine their future. My goal as Assistant Principal is to work alongside our administrative team to provide leadership that facilitates a school environment which is both safe and engaging. To this end, I will strive to promote the optimal learning environment for your child to receive the best possible education; academically, socially and as a global citizen.

Feel free to stop in and say hello, as my door is always open. If there is anything I can assist you with, please let me know.

Last Modified on July 31, 2019