Malcolm Norrington

Malcolm Norrington is a lifelong, holistic, systems thinker with experience as an administrator (vice principal and summer school principal, 2019–2023) at Foothill High School in Pleasanton, California.

Malcolm is currently the principal at El Cerrito Senior High School (2023–present) in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. As an administrator, there is no responsibility that he has not performed. He has been a teacher, child nutrition services worker, custodian, and security. Malcolm understands the importance of doing the work of those you support and does whatever is necessary for the system to operate at a high level of excellence.

Malcolm is highly skilled in relationship building; safety/security processes and protocols; creating a safe, secure, inclusive, and collaborative environment; curriculum and instruction; observation; evaluation; analysis; collaboration; professional development; discipline and restorative practices; cultural awareness; and various other areas of the PK–12 sector of education.

Malcolm is known for viewing all things through an equity lens and determining how his leadership can impact the system so that equity is at the forefront and equitable practices are implemented regularly.  


Administrative Services Credential, Leadership Support Program, University of California, Berkeley
MEd, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, California State University, Northridge
Single Subject Teaching Credential (English), California State University, Northridge
BA, English, California State University, Northridge


Administrators of the Year 2023, Association of California School Administrators Region 6: Nominee, Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year