New admistration begins school year with students
“I am thankful that our students will benefit from the experience and knowledge that these educators bring to our district,” said Mother Lode Union School District Superintendent Marcy M. Guthrie.
Lisa Frustaci was selected as the new principal of Indian Creek Elementary School, after receiving many years of experience as assistant principal of North Monterey County Middle School, lead literacy coach at University of California, Santa Cruz, secondary literacy lead at Pajaro Valley Unified School District in Watsonville and many other positions in education. She received her bachelor’s degree in English at the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and is currently working toward a master’s degree in educational administration.
Rhonda White has been chosen to fill the role of assistant principal for both schools in the district. After achieving her bachelor’s degree in human development at the University of California, Davis, she attended the California State University, Sacramento for her master’s degree in educational administration. She taught at Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District in Roseville for more than 14 years and honed her skills in many areas as a student success team coordinator, district mathematics assessment team member, president of the Dry Creek Teacher’s Association and grade level team leader.
Andrew Peters, formerly the district’s director of maintenance, operations and transportation, was chosen as the district’s new chief business official — a combination position which maximizes resources and saves taxpayer dollars. After graduating from Ponderosa High School, he received his bachelor’s degree in business management in 2004. Peters gained his experience in several positions, including lead school bus driver, assistant program director, computer specialist and transportation supervisor at local area districts such as El Dorado Union High School District, Gold Trail Union School District, Amador County Unified School District, Calaveras Unified School District and Mother Lode Union School District.
Denise Healy-Zuckerman was selected to be the school psychologist/program specialist for both schools in the district. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in fine arts/dance at California State University, San Bernardino, she received three master’s degrees in school psychology, psychology and educational administration in Southern California. She put her expertise to work in many positions including school psychologist at various schools, coordinator of intervention and prevention, counselor coordinator and even hosted a radio show on the Voice America Network.
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