I'm sure you've all heard the message by now that first round panel interviews were conducted this week for Principals at Silverwood, Monte Gardens and Mt. Diablo Elementary Schools.
Superintendent Steven Lawrence sent out a phone message to give an update and let the school communities know that several candidates have been identified for second round interviews.
He anticipates a special board meeting during the week of July 19th to announce and appoint new Principals for these schools and then will set up meetings between the new Principals and their new school communities soon thereafter.
So far so good. If they'd had more transparency and community involvement from the start, much of the last week could've been avoided all together. Let's say it seems they've learned a hard lesson. Let's hope this is the start of something good from here on out.
In addition, Theresa Harrington of the Times has a write up about the principal moves and has kindly gathered input from various district personnel about the latest Administrator moves. Check it out here: MDUSD administrator responds to questions about principal moves
Many have asked about the previous Mt. Diablo Elementary Principal and according to Rose Lock, he has not yet been placed within the district.