Stanley E. Foster

School of Engineering, Innovation and Design

Kearny High Educational Complex

Kearny EID Families,
My name is James Michaelian (mi-kay-lee-in) and I'd like to introduce myself as your new vice principal. I have served students, parents, and staff of the San Diego Unified School District since 1999. Over the years I have gained valuable experience as teacher, project resource teacher, and vice principal. In 2004 I had the priviledge of being apart of the Kearny High staff that re-opened Kearny High School as an educational complex hosting four unique small schools.
I am thrilled to be working at the School of Engineering, Innovation & Design (EID) and with such an exceptional group of students and their families this year. I have already begun working with my staff, industry partners and members of Foster Family to ensure we have a state-of-the-art engineering and architecture program that links with our core academic classes. Our students will be solving real world problems through project based learning opportunities.
The 21st Century demands that the next generation of leaders are able to collaborate, think critically and develop creative solutions to complex problems. At EID our goal is to prepare every student to have these skills in order to go on to college, career, and become productive contributing members of society. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to stop by and meet with me or send me an e-mail at My door is always open.
James Michaelian
Vice Principal
Stanley Foster School of Engineering, Innovation & Design
Kearny Ed. Complex