Wednesday Update: Here’s the official list of new principals and assistant principals that went to the board tonight.
The school board doesn’t approve the latest round of new principal hires until Wednesday’s meeting, but I found a 2008-09 school directory posted online with most of their names. Ann Kruze, who announced her retirement from Redwood Heights this summer, was still listed as principal. Maybe she had a change of heart… or maybe it was a typo.
Tilden Elementary – Rachelle Sallee
Piedmont Avenue Elementary – Zarina Ahmad (last year, she was an assistant principal at ACORN Woodland)
Lincoln Elementary – John Melvin
Garfield Elementary – Michael Rothhammer
RISE Elementary – Connie Tillman
Redwood Heights Elementary –
Skyline High School – Al Sye (Last spring, OUSD hired Sye — a veteran administrator and principal of a Catholic high school on a Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona — to be principal of the new West Oakland Middle School. But in late June, after he learned that some of the staff had already been hired, Sye changed his mind and stayed at his school. “It didn’t feel right,” he explained. At the time, he told me that he wanted to come to Oakland “in the near future,” and here he is.)
Here is the blog entry with the names of other new principals. Redmond, of course, will no longer be at Crocker Highlands.
Do you know any of the other hires?