NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
September 16, 2014 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909)595-1261 ext. 31204
School Board approves administrative positions in Walnut Valley
WALNUT, CA—The Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees has approved the following administrative positions for the 2014-2015 school year. Congratulations to the following team members!
Dr. Sergio Canal in the new Director of Pupil Personnel Services/Secondary Education in the Educational Services Division. Sergio brings 18 years of expertise in the K-12 educational system. Most recently, he served as principal at Nogales High School. He has also been an elementary teacher, middle school assistant principal, and high school administrator.
David Suarez was approved as Director of Maintenance, Operations, Transportation and Facilities. David comes highly recommended and brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the district. For the past five years, he supervised over 300 employees as director of maintenance at Veolia. David is also a retired Air Force E-7 technical sergeant and served our country for 20 years.
Jeanette Koh is the new principal at Quail Summit Elementary School. Jeanette brings 22 years of experience in education to her new post and she has been in Walnut Valley for the past 18 years. Last year, Jeanette served as Assistant Principal at Suzanne Middle School. Previously she was the Title I Coordinator at Vejar Elementary and a teacher at Maple Hill Elementary. Jeanette is the GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) trainer for the district and was honored as the Outstanding Contributor to Literacy by The American Literacy Corporation. She spent 19 years as a teacher and earned the prestigious National Board Certification.
Dr. Resma Chamadia-Byrne has been approved as the new principal at Castle Rock Elementary School. She brings 19 years of experience in several school districts including Pasadena Unified, Ontario-Montclair, and Corona-Norco. She has taught several grade levels, served as a teacher on special assignment, and worked with various school programs and parent groups, and most recently served as assistant principal for one of the largest elementary schools in Southern California serving nearly 1,800 TK-6th grade students on a multi-track calendar.
Jennifer ‘Jen’ Alcazar is the new Assistant Principal at Chaparral Middle School. For the last three years Jen has implemented technology with staff and students as a Technology Coach at Chaparral. Jen has been a science teacher for 19 years including 10 of those years at Chaparral. Jen has been implementing professional development for the past decade through the University of California, Irvine.
Amy Smith has been approved as the new Assistant Principal at Suzanne Middle School. For the past four years, Amy was a teacher at Vejar Elementary School. She has also taught at several schools during her career including Quail Summit Elementary. Amy began her career as a middle school teacher and brings 14 years in education to her new post.
Amy Smith is the new Assistant Principal at Suzanne Middle School.
Jeanette Koh is the new principal at Quail Summit Elementary School.
Dr. Resma Chamdia-Byrne is the new Principal at Castle Rock Elementary.
David Suarez is the new Director of Maintenance, Operations, Transportation and Facilities.
Jen Alcazar is the new Assistant Principal at Chaparral Middle School.
Dr. Sergio Canal in the new Director of Pupil Personnel Services/Secondary Education.