SCUSD’s principals, leadership teams are ready for fall

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Sacramento City Unified School District’s school principals and leadership teams spent a week this summer in an intensive series of professional development workshops to get ready for the 2015-16 school year.

Areas of focus included SCUSD’s ongoing transition to the academically rigorous Common Core State Standards, plans to implement Social Emotional Learning district-wide, equity initiatives and improved instruction for English language learners.

To kick off the week, Superintendent José L. Banda announced several school leadership appointments: 

  • Cory Jones, Principal, Earl Warren
  • Amber Carter, Principal, Ethel I. Baker
  • Betsy Inchausti, Interim Principal, Hubert Bancroft
  • Belinda Bridgewater, Principal, Isador Cohen
  • Oscar Garcia, Principal, Pacific
  • Aprille Shafto, Principal, Tahoe
  • Stephanie Shaughnessy, Principal, John Morse
  • Enrique Flores, Principal, Sam Brannan
  • Santiago Chapa, Principal, Kit Carson
  • Eracleo Guevara, Interim Principal, Cesar Chavez
  • Jim Hays, Interim Principal, School of Engineering and Sciences
  • David Van Natten, Principal, John F. Kennedy
  • Candas Colen, Interim Principal, Bowling Green Chacon
  • Christie Wells-Artman, Principal, New Joseph Bonnheim Community Charter
  • Kenneth Durham, Principal, Sacramento New Technology
  • Soledad Gutierrez, Interim Principal, Elder Creek (while Principal Thule Doan extends her maternity leave)
  • Jim Peterson, Interim Principal, Luther Burbank

The eConnection will profile the new leaders in upcoming issues.