By Crystal Apilado
Although John Barsotti is a newcomer to this year’s administration at Winters High School, he is not a stranger to the majority of staff and students there. Serving as the new principal at WHS Barsotti is already familiar with most of the students as their previous principal at Winters Middle School. Some of the WHS staff previously worked with Barsotti when he served as the WHS vice principal for five years starting in 2005.
He said this familiarity puts him in a unique position to jump start his new role at the high school. He’s walking into a setting where there’s very few people he doesn’t already know or who don’t know him.
“There’s a lot less anxiety on both ends since we’re familiar with each other,” said Barsotti.