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School District Hires New Administrators

The San Mateo-Foster City School District announced the hiring of several new administrators for the upcoming new school year.

 

The San Mateo-Foster City School District this week announced the hiring of several new administrators for the upcoming 2012-13 school year.

The school district sent out a statement with background information on each of the new employees, which representatives say were selected after "an extensive application and selection process" that included parents, teachers and administrative officials.

  • Laura Tran Phan, Chief Business Official – Ms. Phan comes to the district from the Alum Rock Unified School District in San Jose, where she was the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services.
  • Heather Olsen, Director of Curriculum and Instruction – Dr. Olsen was previously the principal of Sunnybrae and Meadow Heights elementary schools.
  • Sheila Spieller, Director of Human Resources – Ms. Spieller was the principal of Fiesta Gardens International School and previously the Coordinator of Categorical Programs.
  • Paul Chun, Beresford Elementary School Principal – Mr. Chun comes to the district from the Cupertino Union School District, where he was principal of Lincoln Elementary School.
  • Heather Gomez, Fiesta Gardens International School Interim Principal – Ms. Gomez was the assistant principal of Bowditch Middle School and was previously a teacher at San Mateo Park Elementary School.
  • Suzi Riley, Horrall Elementary School Interim Principal – Ms. Riley was previously the Coordinator of Categorical Programs for the district and previously worked as a Literacy Coach and teacher at Brewer Island and Foster City elementary schools. 
  • Lorin Wilson, Sunnybrae Elementary School Interim Principal – Mr. Wilson was the assistant principal of The Bayside S.T.E.M. Academy and was previously a teacher at Abbott Middle School.
  • Alicia Heneghan, Principal on Special Assignment for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) – Ms. Heneghan was the principal of Beresford Elementary and previously worked at George Hall Elementary as a literacy coach and teacher. 
  • Andrew Soliz, Administrator of Food Services – Mr. Soliz comes to the district from the San Leandro Unified School District, where he was the Executive Manager of Food and Nutrition Services.
  • Karrie Passalacqua, Wellness Coordinator – Ms. Passalacqua was previously a teacher at College Park Elementary. 

 

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