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Principal's Message


Dear Vanden Families,

As someone who has been part of the Vanden community for over three decades, it is with immense pride and gratitude that I welcome you to Vanden High School. Having witnessed the growth and evolution of our school over the years, I am committed to ensuring that every student's experience at Vanden is meaningful, fulfilling, and transformative.

One of the aspects that makes our Vanden community truly unique is our diverse student body, which draws from Travis Air Force Base, as well as the cities of Vacaville and Fairfield. This rich tapestry of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences enriches our learning environment and provides students with a broad perspective that prepares them for success in an interconnected world.

As we embark on this new year together, let us continue to foster a culture of inclusivity, respect, and understanding. Let us honor the sacrifices and contributions of our military families, celebrate the diversity of our student body, and cultivate an environment where every individual feels valued, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential.

Please know that my door is always open to you. Whether you have questions, ideas, or simply want to chat, I am here to support you in any way I can.

Once again, welcome to Vanden High School. I am honored to be your principal and look forward to the journey ahead.

Warm regards,

Kristin Shields