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Principal's Message



Phone: 805-383-5355

Mr. Kelly M. Borchard

I would like to welcome everyone to Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School (SRTMS).  Taking over as principal is a dream come true for me, and I would not want to be anywhere else on earth.  I look forward to another productive year with my SRTMS team and to working with all the students once again. For those who don't know, here is a little about me:

I graduated as valedictorian at California Lutheran University, with a B.A. in Liberal Studies.  I obtained my Master's degree in Educational Leadership from California State University - Channel Islands.  I spent sixteen years teaching various grade levels.  Most of my years of teaching took place at SRTMS.  I taught from second to eighth grade over the years.  I use my expertise from the classroom each day as I work with students and teachers in my position as principal.  I spent two years as Dean at SRTMS, two years as Principal of La Mariposa School, and six years as Principal of SRTMS.  During this time, I gained valuable experience in all aspects of administration, and feel that I can confidently continue to lead SRTMS. I’m excited to come to work every day at SRTMS and to continue the tradition of excellence that was established at the school long before I started teaching here.

I, along with my wife, Kristine, have two wonderful children, Bridget and Tristan.  Bridget is fourteen, and she is a first-year student in high school and a former student at SRTMS.  Tristan attends SRTMS in third grade. He keeps me busy all day.  I grew up in Camarillo, and have spent all but two of my twenty-seven years in education working in the Pleasant Valley School District.  Kristine works at Dreamworks Animation, and she loves it there.  My passion is running, and I compete in a number of local races throughout the year.  

Let's have a wonderful year together!