Principal's Message

Bobcat Families,

I have always loved coming to school and I still do! I love beginning each day seeing the eager smiling faces on teachers, staff and students as they take on a new day at PAWSitively the best school around!

My name is Mrs. Deborah Shaver. I feel very privileged to be leading Foothill Ranch's staff and community as we work together to meet the needs of our bobcats. This year will mark my 36th year in education. I have taught every grade from kindergarten through 8th grade! I served as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, intervention teacher and administrator in the Long Beach Unified School District before spending 13 years as an instructor and supervisor in the elementary teaching credential programs at CSULB and CSUF. I came to SVUSD 12 years ago as a literacy coach, then assistant principal (at Foothill Ranch) and principal. I have taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Rwanda and worked with teachers in Kenya, Morocco and Brazil.  I love teaching and look for any opportunity to share my love of learning.  

Foothill Ranch is an extraordinary school! Our dedicated and caring staff of professionals work diligently to provide students with the best educational environment possible. Please be sure to stop by our “Why Foothill Ranch” page to hear what makes our school such a top-notch place to learn and grow together.


Mrs. Deborah Shaver
Principal Bobcat


Deborah Shaver