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Welcome new principals, district leadership

Please welcome the following new principals: 

New to San Juan Unified

Beth Holcomb

Beth Holcomb

Beth Holcomb has been hired as interim principal at Del Dayo Elementary School. She comes from Alice Birney Elementary School in the Eureka City School District. 
 

 

San Juan Unified Promotions

Amy Alexander-Carter

Amy Alexander-Carter

Amy Alexander-Carter has been named principal at John Barrett Middle School. Last year, she served as interim principal.
 
 
 
Christina Allison

Christina Allison

Christina Allison has been named principal at Whitney Avenue Elementary School. Last year, she served as interim principal. 

Karen Hanks

Karen Hanks

Karen Hanks has been named interim principal at Kingwood K-8. Last year, she served as vice principal at San Juan High School.
 
 
 
 
Gelika Harrison

Gelika Harrison

Gelika Harrison has been named principal at Carmichael Elementary School. Last year, she served as interim principal.

 
 
 
David Levis

David Levis

David Levis has been named interim principal of Meraki, La Entrada and El Sereno high schools. Last year, he served as vice principal at El Camino Fundamental High School.

 
 
 
James Reinhard

James Reinhard

James Reinhard has been named interim principal at Mariemont Elementary School. Last year, he served as interim vice principal at Starr King K-8.

Aliceon Sloss

Aliceon Sloss

Aliceon Sloss has been named principal at Cameron Ranch Elementary School. Last year, she served as vice principal at Thomas Edison Language Institute.

San Juan Unified Transfers

Kari Butler

Kari Butler

Kari Butler has been named interim principal at Carriage Elementary School. Last year, she served as interim principal at Grand Oaks Elementary School. 

Heidi Garner

Heidi Garner

Heidi Garner has been named principal at Thomas Edison Language Institute. Last year, she served as principal of Lichen K-8.

Gianfranco Tornatore

Gianfranco Tornatore

Gianfranco Tornatore has been named principal at Dyer-Kelly Elementary School. Last year, he served as principal of Del Dayo Elementary School.
Elizabeth Wahl

Elizabeth Wahl

Elizabeth Wahl has been named principal at Lichen K-8. Last year, she served as principal at Mariemont Elementary School.

The district also had a few director and cabinet changes:

Melissa Bassanelli

Melissa Bassanelli

Melissa Bassanelli has been named deputy superintendent of schools and student support. She previously served as assistant superintendent of elementary education.

Cassandra Bennett-Porter

Cassandra Bennett-Porter

Cassandra Bennett-Porter has been named the director of elementary and K-8. She previously served as principal at Dyer-Kelly Elementary School. 

Adam Ebrahim

Adam Ebrahim

Adam Ebrahim has been hired as director of continuous improvement and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). He comes from Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation where he was a project director.

Christine Moran

Christine Moran

Christine Moran has been hired as director of multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS). She comes from Twin Rivers Unified School District where she was the coordinator for MTSS and intervention.

Sneh Nair

Sneh Nair

Sneh Nair has been hired as the director of nutrition services. She comes from Elk Grove Unified School District where she served as the food and nutrition services operations manager.

Kristan Schnepp

Kristan Schnepp

Kristan Schnepp has been named senior director of professional learning and innovation. She previously served as director of professional learning and innovation. 

Amberlee Townsend-Snider

Amberlee Townsend-Snider

Amberlee Townsend-Snider has been named the senior director of elementary education. Last year, she served as director of elementary and K-8.