New Principal Appointed at Malibu High School

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David Jackson sits at his desk at Calabasas High School.

The Board of Education approved the selection of former Calabasas High Principal David Jackson as the interim principal at Malibu High School.

In a press release from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, Superintendent Sandra Lyon explained, “appointing an interim principal will ensure a smooth start to the school year and it will allow our district to create a strong search so that we find the right person for the position in 2015-16.”

Prior to retiring as principal at Calabasas High School in 2007, Jackson served as the assistant principal at Agoura High School and as principal at Royal High School in Simi Valley. 

Calabasas High earned the National Blue Ribbon Award while Jackson served there, which honors schools where students perform at very high levels or where students are making significant gains in academic achievement. He also helped the school receive a six-year “clear” accreditation from Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Jackson has worked in the Burbank Unified School District, serving as an assistant principal at John Burroughs High School, David Starr Jordan Junior High School, and Luther Burbank Junior High School. During his time in Burbank, he was recognized by the Parent Teacher Association and received the Burbank Leadership Award. 

Jackson will take over for former Malibu High Principal Jerry Block, who announced his departure in June. Block was hired at a junior high school in Simi Valley.