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Martinez school board appoints MDUSD principal as special education director

By Theresa Harrington
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 11:21 am in Education, Martinez school district, Mt. Diablo school district.

The Martinez school board has appointed Janelle Eyet, principal of the Sunrise special education school in the Mt. Diablo district, as its director of special education.

Here is the announcement from CJ Cammack, director of Student Services in the Martinez school district.

“I am happy to report the Martinez Unified School Board has approved the appointment of Janelle Eyet as the Director of Special Education. We narrowed the very talented field to three outstanding finalists and ultimately selected Janelle Eyet to be recommended for the position.

Janelle has over 10 years experience in positions of progressive leadership supporting students with diverse learning profiles. Mrs. Eyet worked as a school psychologist for two years before being promoted to a manager position within Mt. Diablo Unified. During a four year span where she served as the Manager of the Behaviorist Program Janelle was responsible for coordinating and designing behavior services for students in Mt. Diablo Unified with outside vendors as well as professionals from within the District.

Based on her great work as a Behaviorist Program Manager Janelle was promoted to the position of Site Principal for Sunrise Elementary School. Over the last four years Janelle has served as the Principal at Sunrise, a special education school serving students with special needs. Sunrise Elementary is also a mental health collaborative program which allows the school to work in conjunction with County Mental Health to support the needs of students.

Mrs. Eyet holds credentials in the areas of Administrative Services and Pupil Personnel Services (School Psychology). She has earned her Masters of Science in Counseling from Sacramento State and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology from University of Southern California. Janelle is a state licensed Educational Psychologist and has experience in many important areas, such as being a certified “SEIS” trainer and a certified Building Effective Schools Together (BEST) trainer. Mrs. Eyet is also certified in Professional Assault Crisis Training (Pro-ACT) and Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).

We are confident that Janelle will bring her many outstanding qualities to this position and to the administrative team in Martinez Unified. Our students, staff, special education programs and community will benefit greatly from her work as the Director of Special Education.”

As of today, Eyet is still working at Sunrise, overseeing STAR testing. She will assume her new position July 1, according to Cammack.

What qualities do you think the Mt. Diablo school district should look for in candidates to fill Eyet’s position at Sunrise?

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3 Responses to “Martinez school board appoints MDUSD principal as special education director”

  1. Doctor J Says:

    Janelle is the first to Jump Ship — especially intriging in light of the failure of the Board to extend the contract of Mildred Browne.

  2. andrew Says:

    EwMDUSD has already lost several top Dent Administrators: Denise Rugani, Jennifer Sachs (sp?), Patty Hoellworth (sp?), who resigned. Sara Diehli (sp?) from Holbrook and Janelle Eyet were both top-notch site principals and have also jumped ship. Two more top-notch site principals are jumping ship at the end of this school year. Top-notch teachers, classified, and M & O employees are taking an early retirement or interviewing with other districts. Lawrence and Rolen must go before we lose more top-notch employees. November is coming-Don’t vote for eberhart or whitmarsh – they have Lawrence’s and Rolen’s backs so that public input is ignored and the four of them can continue to self-serve their own interests. Just watch Theresa’s videos of the April 23rd meeting and watch how Hansen is treated with rude responses and jibberish when she asks questions that represent the questions the public wants to know. It’s the first time I’ve watched and I was appalled.

  3. Theresa Harrington Says:

    Allegations about WCCUSD athletic director show why it’s important to have policies in place that regulate email use by school district employees:
    Surprising how long this went on before anyone spoke up. And when someone did — he or she went to the press instead of reporting it to the district.

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