Pasadena Unified Announces the Selection of Blair, Franklin School Principals

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first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS David Ibarra (l) and Merian Stewart, Ed.D. (r). Photo courtesy PUSDThe Pasadena Unified School District announced the selection of two new principals today.“This new school leadership team blends rising new talent with rich experience,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “In their new positions, Mr. Ibarra and Dr. Stewart are poised to contribute to the success of PUSD graduates.”Announced were:David Ibarra, Principal, Blair School, an International Baccalaureate SchoolPromoted to principal after a competitive process, David Ibarra has been assistant principal of Pasadena High School since 2013. Prior to that, he was the district’s secondary language arts coach since 2010 and began his career as a teacher at Eliot Middle School in 2004. Ibarra has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fullerton; a Master’s degree and teaching credential from Azusa Pacific University, and an administrative credential from Cal Poly Pomona. He is fluent in Spanish.“I am honored and privileged to be the new principal of Blair School,” says Ibarra. “I look forward to establishing relationships with the students, staff, faculty, and the community at Blair and building on the outstanding International Baccalaureate and dual language programs so that we continue to cultivate graduates ready for college success. Go Vikings!”Merian Stewart, Ed.D., Principal, Franklin Elementary SchoolNow in her 26th year as an educator, Dr. Merian Stewart returns to elementary school with a wealth of experience from Washington Middle School, where she has been principal since 2008, and where she ushered the school through its transition into a magnet campus with a science, technology, engineering, art and math focus. She was the school’s assistant principal since 2006. Prior to that, Dr. Stewart served as Director of Programs and Services for the D’Veal Family and Youth Services Mental Health Agency. Dr. Stewart was previously principal of PUSD’s Noyes Elementary from 1999-2004. She began her career as an elementary school teacher in PUSD. Dr. Stewart earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Change from The Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, California; a Master’s in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena; and a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from CSU Los Angeles.“I am excited to work with the parents, staff, and students of Franklin Elementary to build a school of high expectations, rigor and excellence,” she says. “I am pleased to return to the elementary level and ensure that students are prepared for a successful transition to middle school.”Principals Ibarra and Stewart will continue at their respective schools for the remainder of the academic year and transition to their new assignments this summer. Meetings will be held with Washington Middle School stakeholders, students, employees and parents to solicit input in developing the new principal profile to inform the recruitment and selection process.For more information, visit faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Education Pasadena Unified Announces the Selection of Blair, Franklin School Principals Article and Photos courtesy of PUSD Published on Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 5:19 pm Business Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment Community News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img

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