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Walnut Valley Appoints New Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                   880 S. Lemon Avenue
January 31, 2014                                                                   Walnut, CA 91789

Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909)595-1261 ext. 31204

Walnut Valley Appoints New Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

WALNUT, CA—The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees approved Dr. Michelle Harold as the new Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources during the January I5 meeting.

Dr. Harold is a veteran educator bringing 29 years of experience to her new post. She has a strong background and many diverse experiences in the field of education. 

“She possesses the leadership qualities, technical knowledge of the position, and proven ability to perform effectively in this administrative role,” said Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor.

“I look forward to working with Dr. Harold. She will make a great addition to Walnut Valley,” he added.  She will begin on February 3, 2014.

Since 2009, she has served as Director of Human Resources in the Chino Valley Unified School District. Dr. Harold is responsible for all areas of the division including both certificated and classified bargaining groups of the 30,000-student district. 

Prior to that, Dr. Harold worked as an elementary school principal, assistant principal, and project administrator.  She has the unique distinction of having served as a teacher at the high school, middle school, and elementary school-levels, highlighted by her work as a Reading Specialist, and being named Los Angeles County Bilingual Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Harold received her Doctorate of Education from the University of La Verne, and has participated in extensive training in the most critical areas in Human Resources.  Prior to her service in public education, she served as a Teacher Trainer for the United States Peace Corps in Kathmandu, Nepal.

“I am really thrilled to be joining Walnut Valley Unified.  The district has an amazing reputation across Southern California, and as I'm quickly learning, there are many good reasons for it.  I've been so impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of the students, teachers, and parents I've met so far.  I am excited about joining this incredible leadership team. I am so grateful for the opportunity and look forward to contributing to the continued excellence and success of this great district,” Dr. Harold said.

Dr. Harold will succeed Dr. Kathy Granger who accepted a position as superintendent of the Mountain Empire Unified School District in November 2013.

Walnut Valley Unified School District has announced that Dr. Michelle Harold has been named the new Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.