Three local schools shuffle administrators
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
Jul 26, 2013 | 5633 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Tracy Unified School District has hired four new assistant principals — two at West High School, one at Kimball High School and one at Kelly School — for the new school year beginning Aug. 12.

The school district announced the new hires in a press release on Tuesday, July 23 and all four have already started at their new positions.

Taking the assistant principal slots at West High are Barbara Silver and Zachary Boswell.

Silver, a former assistant principal at Kimball High, will be replacing West’s former assistant principal Troy Brown, who was promoted to the school principal in early March.

Silver was chosen for her nearly 30 years of educational experience and her work as assistant principal at Willow Community Day School, Tracy Adult School and Kimball High.

She has a doctorate in educational administration, a master’s degree in multicultural education and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Spanish, all from University of the Pacific.

Boswell is stepping into a new assistant principal position created from a counselor vacancy at West High. His educational experience includes five years as a high school principal and English at Sanger High and Lincoln High of Stockton.

Boswell has a master’s degree in educational technology from National University and a bachelor’s in English from California State University, Fresno.

Replacing Silver at Kimball is Michael Stagnaro, who comes to TUSD with eight years of educational experience.

In addition to teaching social science in Los Banos Unified School District, Stagnaro worked as an associate professor at Bethany University, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. He also holds a Master of Divinity from Princeton Seminary.

TUSD officials have also named former North School teacher Christopher Harvey as Kelly School assistant principal.

Harvey replaces Eric Lobaugh, who served the kindergarten-eighth-grade school in an interim capacity during the 2012-13 school year.

Harvey has 12 years of experience in education and joined TUSD in 2005 as a math teacher at North. He previously worked as a Tracy Adult School administrator and taught in other school districts.

He holds administrative credentials from California State University, East Bay, in Hayward and a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, with a minor in human development.

The duties of a high school assistant principal include helping the principal with projects; working directly with staff, parents and students; and chaperoning school dances.

At the elementary level, assistant principals work with the principal, participate on the district management team and help with student discipline and counseling.

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