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New Principals, Administrative Changes Approved

New school principals and changes in assignments for administrators at Long Beach Unified School District schools and offices were approved at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday, June 17: Promoted to elementary school principal were Kevin Maddox, Webster, who was a teacher at Robinson; Gonzalo Moraga, new Stevenson principal, was vice principal at Signal Hill; and Matilde Zamora, Edison, was vice principal, Whittier. Frank Gutierrez, new Robinson principal, was assistant principal at Cabrillo. Promoted to co-principal were Alejandro Flores, Wilson, was assistant principal, Lakewood; and Kelly Hurley, Jordan, was principal at Hughes. Principals reassigned to new schools were Kim Baril, from Keller to International; Dennis Lyman, from special assignment, Facilities, to Fremont; Monica Daley, from Newcomb to Hughes; Elizabeth Flynn, from Robinson to Newcomb; Scott Wilcox, from Edison to Franklin; and Greg Mendoza, from co-principal at Jordan to Educational Partnership High School. Lou De Lorca will move from principal at Franklin to assistant principal, Cabrillo; Keith Hansen, from co-principal at Wilson to program administrator, ROP; Bob Hedges, from principal at Webster to program administrator, Literacy; and Sue Rivard, from principal at International to program administrator, Reading First. Assigned as high school assistant principals were Blair Carty, Lakewood, was assistant principal, Millikan; David Downing, Millikan, was vice principal, Sutter; Victor Jarels, Poly, was program administrator, Jordan Freshman Academy; and Daniel Jimenez, Jordan, was assistant principal, Hamilton. Assigned to vice principal were Chi Mendelson, Signal Hill, was administrative assistant, Human Resource Services; and Matthew Murray, Whittier, was administrative assistant, Franklin. Assigned to program specialist were Joel Ward, ROP, was activities specialist, Lakewood; and Wayne Zimmerman, Adult Education, was program specialist, ROP. Timothy Brown was promoted to program administrator, Alternative Education/Community Day School; he was administrative assistant, Attendance Services. Worren Booth, teacher at Cabrillo, earned promotion to activities specialist, Lakewood. Megan Stanton-Anderson, program specialist, High School Office--Gear UP, earned promotion to administrative assistant, High School Office--Gear UP. Some downsizing is taking place as a result of the California budget crisis and $34 million in cuts of state funds to the Long Beach Unified School District. The district is one of the few large school systems in California that has averted layoffs. So far the district has eliminated 13 administrative positions by consolidating jobs and not filling some vacancies. These promotions and reassignments are not a comprehensive or final list of all LBUSD administrative changes to be made this summer. More promotions and administrative reassignments are likely to be approved before the beginning of the next traditional calendar school year on September 3. Further administrative changes will be posted on the district website as they are made.