SFPS Announces Principal for New Centrally-Located Middle School

SFPS Announces Principal for New Centrally-Located Middle School
Marc Ducharme

Santa Fe Public Schools announces Marc DuCharme as the new principal appointment at the District’s centrally-located middle school. Mr. DuCharme will work with his staff to ensure all students receive a high-quality education.


Mr. DuCharme has been in education for nineteen years.  He has taught 10 years at both the elementary and middle school levels.  Mr. DuCharme started his administrative career in California at Heritage Intermediate. While in California he was elected as a board trustee for Central School District in Rancho Cucamonga, California.  In Santa Fe Public Schools he has served as an assistant principal at DeVargas Middle School in 2012-2013 and has been Principal at DeVargas Middle School since 2013.  He holds a BA from California State University San Bernadino and master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Chapman University.   


After reviewing the findings of an external committee, as well as a series of community forums, study sessions, and community presentations, the Board of Education voted April 12, 2016 to create a new centrally-located middle school from the boundaries of Capshaw and De Vargas middle schools with planning for the new school to commence in the Fall of 2016 and school opening scheduled for Fall 2017.


On May 24, 2016, the principal position was advertised. Superintendent Boyd announced the appointment of Marc Ducharme as the principal on July 27, 2016 following the recommendation of a community selection committee consisting of 13 parents and teachers from De Vargas Middle School, Capshaw Middle School, and Santa Fe High.


Dr. Veronica Garcia, appointed interim superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools, stated, “I am pleased to see the collaboration between the District and the community in this endeavor, and I look forward to supporting Mr. Ducharme and his staff in their efforts to promote academic success for all students.”


For more information on the new centrally-located middle school visit our website at  http://www.sfps.info/.