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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces the Addition of a Coordinator of English Learner Program and two New Assistant Principals

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Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) announces the addition of Ms. Laura Dale-Pash as the coordinator of English Learner Programs, Dr. Michelle Stevens as an assistant principal of Corona del Mar High School, and Ms. Teri Schad as the assistant principal of Kaiser and Lincoln Elementary Schools.

Ms. Laura Dale-Pash, Coordinator of English Learner Programs

Ms. Laura Dale-Pash joins the Education Division as the coordinator of English Learner Programs. Ms. Dale-Pash has served as a teacher, Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), and principal in schools with high populations of English Learners.

For the past three years, Ms. Dale-Pash has been the coordinator of categorical programs with Ocean View School District, where she led efforts to support school sites in meeting the needs of English Learners.

Some of her key responsibilities have included:

  • Coordination of all aspects of the English learner program, which included the development and implementation of integrated, standards-based training programs
  • Coordination of the District’s English Learner Advisory Committee
  • Facilitation of parent education seminars
  • Assistance with the adoption process of new instructional materials
  • Assistance with the development, tracking, and evaluation of the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan

She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, with a minor in Psychology, and Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. She also has her Administrative Services - Tier I and Tier II Credentials.

Dr. Michelle Stevens, Assistant Principal, Corona del Mar High School

Dr. Michelle Stevens will join the NMUSD team as an assistant principal at Corona Del Mar High School. She has more than 20 years of experience in education and has served as an assistant principal at Ganesha High School in Pomona Unified School District for the past two years.

Some of her key responsibilities have included:

  • Teacher support in lesson design
  • Special education, technology, and math department oversight
  • School-wide state testing coordination
  • Development of master schedules, Individualized Education Programs, and academic and behavioral interventions

In addition to serving as a high school counselor in Chino Valley Unified School District, she also has experience as an instructional coach, a special education teacher, and an activities director.

Dr. Stevens received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, a Master of Arts in Education and a Doctorate Degree in Education from Claremont Graduate University, as well as a Master of Arts in School Counseling from University of La Verne

Ms. Teri Schad, Assistant Principal, Kaiser and Lincoln Elementary Schools

Ms. Teri Schad will serve as the assistant principal of Kaiser and Lincoln Elementary Schools. She has worked for NMUSD for 12 years in a variety of roles, most recently as interim assistant principal of Kaiser and Lincoln Elementary Schools. She also has served as an English Language Arts Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), and a teacher at Paularino and Rea Elementary Schools.

With a strong belief in fostering student achievement through relationship-driven approaches, Ms. Schad focuses on analyzing purposeful data to effectively monitor student progress and set attainable goals for all students. In her role as assistant principal, she looks forward to continue to:

  • Support a safe school environment on both campuses
  • Foster positive relationships with students, staff, and parents
  • Foster a community-wide approach to ensuring students’ overall success

Ms. Schad received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies, with a minor in Psychology, from California State University, Northridge. She also obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Pupil Personnel Services, and her administrative credential from California State University, Los Angeles.

All staff appointments are scheduled for Board of Education approval at the August 28, 2018 Board of Education meeting.

Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:8/21/18
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