Transitions
November 2, 2020
Milpitas Unified School District wishes to congratulate the following new hires and promotions within the district: Mary Jude Doerpinghaus joined Milpitas USD as the new Director of Student Services and Special Education; Stacey Lillard is the new Coordinator of Student Services and Special Education; Stephanie Park was promoted from Assistant Principal to Principal at Curtner Elementary School; Deanna Sainten was promoted from Assistant Principal to Principal at Weller Elementary School; Rebecca Cole was promoted from a psychologist to Mental Health Clinician Supervisor; Karisa Scott was promoted to Coordinator of Alternative Options; and Lilia Cortes-Garcia was promoted to Manager Business Services.  
The Walnut Valley USD Board of Trustees recently approved the following administrative appointments.    With over 28 years in education, Jeanette Koh was re-designated as administrative director of Educational Services during the Sept. 16 meeting. She has served as director of Educational Services for the past three years. Prior to that, Koh was principal at Quail Summit Elementary, assistant principal at Suzanne Middle School, Title 1 coordinator at Vejar Elementary, and teacher at Maple Hill Elementary. Additionally, she has been instrumental in leading certified Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) training across the K-12 district. She earned the profession’s highest mark of achievement as a National Board Certified Teacher.  Seth Bond has been appointed as director in the Human Resources Department. He brings 23 years of educational experience to his new post, most recently serving as principal at Santiago High School in the Corona Norco USD for the past four years. Prior to that, he was an assistant principal, student advisor, and teacher in CNUSD. He succeeds Danny Kim who was named assistant superintendent of Educational Services in Charter Oak USD.  Elizabeth Chang is a familiar face in Walnut Valley returning as the new assistant principal at Diamond Bar High School. Chang was an educational specialist in the District for 15 years and is a Diamond Bar High School alumna. Additionally, she served the last two years as assistant principal in the Chino Valley USD. She succeeds Matthew Brummett who was named principal at Glendora High School. 
Salinas City Elementary School District announced the retirement of Alejandro Hogan on Oct. 2, 2020. Hogan has been a member of ACSA since 1996. He served as President of Region 10 in 2006, and as a member of the ACSA State Board of Directors in 2009-12. He received the Negotiator of the Year Award in 2003. He also served as President of the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) in 2016.  Hogan worked as an Assistant Superintendent of HR in the Salinas Union High School District, Napa Valley Unified, and Salinas City ESD, and was Superintendent of South San Francisco Unified. 
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