Williams Middle School and Kelly Elementary School welcomed new assistant principals recently.
Sam Strube started as the assistant principal at Williams Middle School in early October after he taught industrial arts at Williams for 11 years.
“I hit the ground running, and it’s been great being here to support the teachers,” Strube said.
Strube has also worked as West High summer interim assistant principal, interim assistant principal at both Monte Vista and Williams middle schools, assistant principal and principal during Williams’ summer session and interim assistant principal at Tracy High School.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial arts from California State University, Fresno, and his master’s degree in education from Chapman University. He and his wife, Katie, have been married 12 years and have two sons, Nate, 8, and Cal, 5.
He takes the position formerly held by Carla Washington, who was recently hired as North School assistant principal.
Roland Davis, formerly a language arts, social studies and AVID teacher at Monte Vista Middle School, is the new assistant principal at Kelly Elementary School.
Davis taught fourth and sixth grade in the Hayward Unified School District for two years before he moved to Tracy Unified in 2001.
“I can’t wait to work with the great staff and students over at Kelly,” Davis said.
He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from San Jose State University and will soon complete his master’s degree in school administration from California State University, Stanislaus.
He lives with his wife of 11 years, Jacalyn, and their two children, Zaire, 9, and Roland Jr., 5, in Ripon.