S.B. Schools Start School Year With New Leaders
Three San Bernardino City Schools started the 2019–2020 school year with new principals and two District departments welcomed new directors.
Students at Highland-Pacific, Lankershim, and North Verdemont Elementary Schools met their new leaders in August, while children at E. Neal Roberts Elementary are getting to know their principal a little better after Yosan Hailemariam took the helm just before the last school year ended.
Lauryn Wild is principal of Highland-Pacific Elementary. M. Evette Peters, former principal of Highland-Pacific Elementary, is now the principal of Lankershim Elementary. Kimberly Robel, previously a vice principal at Cajon High, is looking forward to leading North Verdemont Elementary, a tightknit school where staff and students are like family.
“I’m so excited to return to the closeness of an elementary school,” Robel said. “I’m looking forward to creating opportunities for students and teachers to stretch their wings and be their best selves.”
At the District level, longtime principal Ernestine Hopwood, who most recently led Chavez Middle School, was promoted to director of Charter School Operations, a department that oversees more than a dozen charter campuses in San Bernardino and Highland.
Dr. Wil Greer, who most recently taught in the Educational Administration department at Cal State San Bernardino, is the District’s new director of Equity and Targeted Student Achievement. Known as ETSA, Greer’s department is at the forefront of closing the academic achievement gap by promoting equitable learning outcomes for targeted and underachieving student groups.