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Dublin Unified School District Appoints Multiple Principals and District Staff

July 28, 2015

DSC_1289In the words of Assistant Superintendent Keith Rogenski, Monday was a “big” night for the Dublin Unified School District. A special meeting of the board of trustees was established – primary to address these new leadership appointments for their respective school sites.

Over the years, we have witnessed the fluid nature of leadership within this district and Monday was no different. Specifically, Mr. Rogenski was offered the opportunity to speak on behalf of several candidates for four existing vacancies. Upon which, he would turn the mantle over to Superintendent Steve Hanke to make the recommendation to the board of trustees. Subsequently, the board would entertain a motion to appoint with a following second of motion and then a vote by the entire board.

In order, let us review the actions of the board tonight:

Assistant High Principal, Dublin High School: Given the expanded enrollment at DHS and the desire to provide greater service to its students, an opportunity was identified. The appointment goes to Paul Faris, who is a familiar face within the District. Mr. Faris joined DUSD as both a Physical Education and Adapted P.E. Instructor in 1992. Subsequently, he coached football and track at DHS and then served at Fallon Middle School in the role of Dean of Students and Assistant Principal. He cited that it would have been an “easy choice” to remain at FMS, but he embraced the opportunity to make a difference at Dublin High School.

Principal, Kolb Elementary School: With the current vacancy existing in the Principal position, DUSD moved to appoint Joyce Gibson into this role. Ms. Gibson is a graduate of Sacramento State University and also achieved her Multiple Subject Credential in Elementary Education. Since 1997, she has been employed by the Antioch Unified School District. She later attained a M.S. in Educational Leadership at Cal State University East Bay. Since 2007, Joyce has served as a Principal in both the elementary and middle school settings. She is eager to work with both the students and parents of the Kolb community.

Principal, Wells Middle School: A vacancy was created when existing Principal Kevin Grier moved into the District Office in the HR department. Fulfilling this void will be Dr. Ean Ainsworth. Ean has worked in public education since 2000. Most notably, he was a classroom teacher in both the middle and high school rank in the Mt. Diablo School District. For four years, he also served as the Principal at Valley View Middle School in Pleasant Hill. He attained an undergraduate degree from CSU Hayward, a M.A. from Chapman University and ultimately his Doctorate in Education from Brandham University. He is also the parent of three boys.

Director of Educational Services: The final appointment of the night was reserved for Dr. Sarah Breed. Sarah achieved both an undergraduate degree in English & Government and a Masters in English from San Francisco State University. For years, she served as a Literacy Specialist in the Oakland Unified School District. Ultimately, she attained a Doctorate of Studies in Education from Mills College in Oakland. She will hope to provide the District with a wide-ranging set of skills that will serve across the entire Pre-K to 12 grade spectrum. would like to congratulate all four appointees for their accomplishments and diligence during the candidacy process. Without question, DUSD is expanding and only highly qualified individual prospects will perpetuate continued excellence. We wish the best.

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