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San Dieguito High School Academy

A Proud Member of the San Dieguito Union High School District
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Meet SDA's Administrative Team

Meet SDA's Administrative Team

Cara Dolnik Chuck Adams Adam Bishop Jaime Garman
As an educator, I am celebrating my 25th year, beginning my career as a high school math teacher then moving to site administration at both the high school and middle school level for the past 18 years.  The last 12 years have been in SDUHSD, three as Assistant Principal at Torrey Pines High School, four as Principal at Carmel Valley Middle School and four as Principal at Diegueño Middle School. Regardless of my role, I have always been a part of caring and collaborative teams in education, and I am happy to be here at SDA. 
Beginning my 19th year in the SDUHSD. Born and raised in Long Island NY and a graduate of Uconn & Hofstra University before moving to San Diego 20 years ago. Proud Dad of Reece (4th grade) and Emery (2nd) across the street at Ocean Knoll. I Love all things sports, outdoors and music. Excited and proud to be beginning my second year as a SDA Mustang!
Originally from the Chicago area, I moved to California with my wife to start my teaching career in 2002. I came to SDA as an English teacher in 2017 and was excited to return to SDA as an Assistant Principal in 2022. I am the proud father of three daughters (who manage to keep me on my toes): two in high school and one in middle school. My alpha includes last names beginning with H - N. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I am a local San Diegan. I was born and raised in Fallbrook, CA. I attended Palomar College, San Diego State, Cal State San Marcos, University of San Diego, and Cal State Fullerton. I began my career 20 years ago in school counseling and now am beginning my 15th year in high school administration (10th year in SDUHSD). When I am not working I am busy spending time with my two daughters (11th & 8th grade). We enjoy all things soccer, good food, and getaway adventures when we get the chance. I'm looking forward to my second year at SDA. Go Mustangs!
*Please note: All email addresses are
 Position Name Extension Website
 Principal Cara Dolnik  x5002  
 Principal's Secretary Kalani Crosby x5002  
 Receptionist Chelo Uribe x5003  
 Assistant Principal (A-G) Charles Adams  x5005  
 Assistant Principal (H-N) Adam Bishop  x5007  
 Assistant Principal (O-Z) Jaime Garman  x5006  
 Assistant Principals' Secretary Jennifer Beales  x5008  
 Assistant Principals' Secretary Carie Miller  x5004  
 Registrar Kristina Martinez x5011  Website
 Attendance Secretary Erykah Baker x5027  Website
 Counseling Secretary Adriana Toledo x5076  Website
 Health Technician Naomi Diehl x5021  Website
 Media Tech (Mustang Commons) Sue Foote x5171  Website
 ASB Director Rod Keillor x5155  Website
 ASB Finance Patricia Hargraves x5028  Website
 Foundation Executive Director Sarah Givens x5152  Website
 Athletic Director Scott Jordon x5167  Website
 Athletics Secretary Megan Thompson x5167