El Cerrito High to get new principal next year

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El Cerrito High will have a new principal next year, as announced by West Contra Costa Unified School District Superintendent Matt Duffy in this communication:

By Superintendent Matt Duffy

I hope you are enjoying your summer break. I am writing to let you know that next year, there will be a new principal at El Cerrito High School. Edith Jordan-McCormick will be working in a different leadership position in the district. We will immediately undertake the process to select a new principal and I look forward to your participation in that process.

Meetings with parents, students and staff are scheduled for Monday, June 25th at ECHS. The staff meeting will take place at 4:30 pm in the library and a wider community meeting at 6 pm in the auditorium. If enough students are present, we will also make special time for them toward the end of the meeting.

These meetings will be specifically tailored around input regarding skills and competencies the community would be looking for in their next leader. The position will be posted on Wednesday and interviews will be planned for July 9 and July 10. The interview process will be community based,meaning that a few teachers, parents and community will be invited to participate in the process via stakeholder groups. Details of that process will be shared during the meetings and by email following the meeting.

Next year, El Cerrito High School will be supervised by two executive directors, Julio Franco and Anne Shin, as part of a shift to a Secondary Schools office to better support middle and high schools. Both of them are experienced principals and leaders in the District. You will have an opportunity to meet them later this summer.

The school is also hiring an additional assistant principal. We will be interviewing for that position in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your continued support and patience during these changes. I look forward to the continued success of the students and staff at El Cerrito High School.

In partnership,

Matthew Duffy