Retired principal Eve Sherman is the new interim principal of Venice High. She is replacing the previous interim principal, Ms. Fonna Bishop, until a new permanent principal is found.
Dr. Sherman started as interim principal in March. She expects to stay at Venice until the end of this semester. She was selected as interim principal out of a list of retirees. After five years as principal, Dr. Elsa Mendoza had left Venice before winter break for a position with the local district.
Dr. Sherman interviewed to be principal of Venice in 1993. She didn’t make it but was the runner-up.
“Everyone is proud that it’s a community school and magnets. The teachers here care about students,” she added.
“I want everyone to be safe here,” said Dr. Sherman. “I’ll hopefully support all stakeholders,” she said, regarding what she wants to achieve during her time at Venice.
“Hopefully, when everyone leaves in June, they’ll be optimistic for the new year,” she said.
She acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Physical Education and Master’s Degree in Physical Education from UCLA, Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Cal Lutheran, and Doctorate in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University. Her first job was at Paul Revere Middle School as a PE teacher. Her other jobs include director of 15 different schools in northeast Los Angeles, principal of Grant High School, and assistant principal of Wilson High School.