Sheila Garvey has been named principal at McNear Elementary School in Petaluma, according to officials with the Petaluma City Schools district.

Garvey begins her new post today.

Last year Garvey was an administrative intern at Mary Collins at Cherry Valley, a kindergarten through eighth grade campus. Prior to that, she spent a year teaching at Grant Elementary School. Before Grant, she spent eight years in the Old Adobe School District in Petaluma. She has also spent nearly a decade as an administrator for Gap, Inc.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in speech communication and organizational development from San Francisco State University. She earned her multiple subject credential and a master’s degree in early childhood education from Mills College. She earned her administrative credential at Sonoma State University.

Her salary is $90,362 a year, according to the district.