While our school year is technically over, there is plenty of work and activity happening around the district. Special education is running our extended school year, ESS and Youth Enrichment summer camps are in full swing, transportation is busy shuttling students for field trips, our staff is engaging in professional learning and development, facilities and maintenance crews are conducting renovations and repairs, and here at the District office we are busy hiring new staff and getting ready for the 18-19 school year. We are excited about the 100 new teachers joining our team, as well as the new principals leading three of our schools: a warm welcome to Andrew Gergurich at Painted Rock Elementary, Crystal Brownlee at Meadowbrook Middle School, and Bryan Schultz at Del Norte High School.
|Principal, Painted rock Elementary
||Principal, Del Norte High School
||Principal, Meadowbrook Middle School
I am also thrilled to welcome Carol Osborne as our new Associate Superintendent of Learning Support Services. She is returning to Team PUSD after serving as a principal at Morning Creek, then working at the San Diego County Office of Education in their District and School Improvement Department for the past five years. Carol brings innovative, high-quality leadership and a commitment to continuous improvement for student learning and equity.
Greg Mizel will join my cabinet as the Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services, focusing on student safety and well-being and special education. For the past ten years, Greg has worked to inspire and guide Del Norte to becoming one of the top high schools in the country, and I look forward to seeing his leadership at the District level, for the benefit of all of our students. Welcome as well to Brian Morris, Director of Human Resources and Trevor Wilson, Director of Risk Management. And my thanks to the Board of Education for their continued confidence in me, as they extended my contract for an additional year to three years.
We've adopted both our budget and LCAP for 2018-19, which invests heavily in the success and well-being of our students and staff, and I am optimistic about our future as one of the best school districts in the country. As we look forward to Fall, I want to thank Team PUSD for an excellent year. I hope you take a moment to read through the June edition of our newsletter. It is truly a celebration of our final month of the 2017-18 school year.
Marian Kim-Phelps, Ed.D.
Poway Unified School District