Friday, July 27th, 2007 at 3:41 pm in Moraga.
We received this message from the Moraga School District today about a new – but familiar – face at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate to replace outgoing Principal Catherine Mikes. We’ll be following up in the Sun in the weeks to come.
July 27, 2007
To All Employees of the Moraga School District, Parents, and Moraga Community Members:
I am pleased to announce that Bruce Burns, Los Perales Principal, has been appointed by the Governing Board to be the new Principal at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School.
The combination of his experience working within the Moraga School District, his outstanding management and administrative skills and his knowledge of our unique and wonderful community make Bruce ideally suited for this important leadership role.
As many of you know, Bruce has served as Principal at Los Perales for more than ten years. Prior to his tenure in Moraga, Mr. Burns worked for 10 years in the Stockton Unified School District. There he taught 4th, 5th and 6th grades and served as an assistant principal and as a principal.
Bruce will immediately begin working with the JM team to build and enhance the work begun under Catherine Mikes’ and Brad Carn’s leadership. While Bruce’s move to JM leaves a void at LP, the team at Los Perales will continue the LP tradition of outstanding education and smooth operations while the District searches for a replacement. Initially an interim principal will be hired to support the LP site while we recruit and hire the new principal. Our timeline calls for the new permanent principal to be in place by January 2008.
Thank you all for your continued support of our schools. As always, please feel free to call me with questions and suggestions. Parent, staff, and community input are important to us – now and in the future.
Richard A. Schafer