Pleasanton school board goes out of town to hire new principals for schools here

  • May 16, 2013

By Glenn Woltmann
Staff Writer, Pleasanton Weekly

The Pleasanton school district Tuesday hired Jason Krolikowski, an assistant principal from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, as Foothill High's new principal to replace John Dwyer, who's taking a position as principal of Lynbrook High School in San Jose.

Krolikowski was one of two new principals approved by the Pleasanton school board Tuesday night.

Aileen Parsons was approved as Pleasanton Middle School's new principal to replace John Whitney, who will be retiring at the end of the school year. Parsons is currently principal at Fallon Middle School in the Dublin Unified School District.

Krolikowski comes to Pleasanton with seven years of experience as an assistant principal in both San Ramon and Martinez, along with eight years as a high school teacher and department chair in both the San Francisco unified and West Contra Costa unified school districts.

He has a bachelor of arts degree and teaching credential from San Francisco State University and a master of science and administrative credential from California State University East Bay.

Before becoming principal at Fallon, Parsons was vice principal for seven years at Pleasanton Middle School. She also taught science, health, and physical education at Harvest Park Middle School where she served as department chair. Parsons received a bachelor of arts degree in physiology, her teaching credential, and her master's degree in Educational Leadership from California State University East Bay.

The district has reopened the search for a new principal at Amador Valley High to replace Jim Hansen. A new principal position at Donlon Elementary School has come open for the fifth time in as many years, due to Stephanie Ceminsky's relocation to Southern California. That position has also been posted.

At its May 28 meeting, the district expects to announce its selections for vice principal positions at the elementary and middle schools. Those positions are recent additions to staff approved earlier this year by the school board.

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