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Principal's Message

Dear Falcon Family:


My name is Dean Juola, and Iā€™m excited to be the new principal at Independence High School.  While new at this school, I have been in the Kern High School District since 1989 and this will be the start of my 9th year as a high school principal. I am honored and blessed to have been so warmly welcomed by the Independence community, and I now extend that welcome to you as we begin the 2018-2019 school year together.


This summer, I was privileged to become acquainted with our talented and dedicated staff. I learned of many exciting initiatives and programs that continue to ensure academic excellence and educational opportunities for our students. Whether it is in the classroom, on the athletic field, or as part of our many clubs and activities, your student will find a place of belonging on the Independence High School campus ā€“ please encourage them to pursue their interests and get involved!




Dean Juola