Welcome to our new site Administrators for the 2017/2018 School Year: Mel Kuchta will be the new Assistant Principal of Soledad High School. Mrs. Kuchta is an instructional leader with 18 years of education experience, this being her 6th year with Soledad Unified School District, 5 years in the role of Athletic Director. Mrs. Kuchta enjoys the challenges and reward of education, work-ing with staff, parents, students, and administrators, to ensure each student receives the best education possible. She highly believes in positive leadership practices with staff, students, and the community is one of the major keys to future success in education. Mrs. Kuchta graduated from Fresno State University with a BA in Kinesiology, and a Masters in Educational Administration form National University. She is also a registered Athletic Administrator from the NIAAA. Jaime Calderon will be the new Principal of San Vicente Elementary School. Mr. Calderon is an instructional leader with 26 years of experience, 8 years of which have been in administration and 18 years of teaching experience in the subject areas of Elementary, Spanish, ESL Teacher/Coordinator, and Court and Community Schools. As an immigrant from Mexico, with his parents working in the California fields and one of six children, Mr. Calderon quickly learned English. Mr. Calderon is proud to say that the public education system helped open doors for him. He knows that as an educator, you are always learning. Mr. Calderon graduated from UCLA with a BA degree in Political Science and a minor in Public Administration and obtained his Masters of Arts in Education from Stanford University.