Two new principals and an assistant principal joined Santa Cruz City Schools this year:
Ruth Smith comes to DeLaveaga Elementary from Echo Valley School and previously, the Live Oak School District. Principal Smith has an extensive background in family literacy and migrant education, as well as 18 years experience as a bilingual teacher.
Gault Elementary welcomed Molly Parks as their new principal. Molly was most recently Assistant Principal at Mission Hill Middle School. She has 12 years teaching experience, four of them at Bay View Elementary. Molly is a Santa Cruz native, attending Westlake, Mission Hill and Santa Cruz High schools. Joining Molly as Principal’s Assistant at Gault is Ebby Della Mora, the friendliest face in any office, anywhere.
Stepping in for Molly at Mission Hill is Valerie Quandt, formerly Assistant Principal at Watsonville High School.
A hearty welcome to each of them!