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SRVUSD Welcomes 2019-20 New Site Administrators
Posted 7/8/19

 

The SRVUSD welcomes the 2019-20 new site administrators! We are pleased to welcome these dynamic leaders and look forward to an exciting 2019-20 school year! We hope you enjoy getting to know a little bit about them via these brief introductions:

 

Alice Tumility – Principal, Creekside

Alice is joining the SRVUSD from the Lafayette School District where she has been serving an Instructional Coach working with teachers in grades K-6 in the areas of Math and literacy. Alice brings over 17 years of leadership, coaching and hands-on teaching experience to her new role as Principal at Creekside. Alice’s leadership accomplishments also include Co-Chair of the Curriculum Council. In this role, she was responsible for working collaboratively with Council stakeholders to design district wise professional development, curriculum, report cards and assessments. Alice is committed to fostering a school culture and education program conducive to student learning and social emotional growth. Alice holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from the University of Puget Sound, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and an Administrative Services Credential.

 

Vanessa Cutler – Principal, Golden View

Vanessa has been Interim Principal at Golden View Elementary School since September of 2018. Prior to that she was Assistant Principal at Quail Run Elementary school for the past two years. Before joining the administrative team at SRVUSD, Vanessa was an elementary teacher in Dublin Unified, Castro Valley Unified and Soledad Unified. Throughout her career, Vanessa has made many contributions to the schools and communities she’s served, eagerly taken on leadership roles and professional growth opportunities, and forged strong relationships with staff, students and families.  She has a strong background in Response to Intervention and strongly believes in the importance of working together with all stakeholders to support the whole child, for social, emotional and academic growth. Vanessa graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership.

 

Carolyn Dobel – Principal, Live Oak

Carolyn is returning to the SRVUSD administrative team following a three-year stint in Pleasanton Unified as Vice Principal at Pleasanton Middle School.  Prior to that, Carolyn was a Special Education Program Supervisor with the District for two years and a Resource Teacher at Live Oak for seven years. Carolyn also taught at Hayward Unified and at St. Philip Lutheran School in Dublin. As Assistant Principal, Carolyn demonstrated the ability to think critically, build relational trust among colleagues, and provide effective ongoing support to students, staff and families. Her familiarity with the Live Oak community and SRVUSD, combined with her extensive experience as a Special Education teacher and Program Supervisor, will make her a strong and compelling new addition to her school community and our administrative team. Carolyn earned her B.A. and Master of Science degrees from Cal State University, East Bay.

 

Sylvie Bullard – Principal, Sycamore Valley

Sylvie joins Sycamore Valley Elementary and the SRVUSD team from Burton Valley Elementary School in Lafayette where she has been Assistant Principal since 2016. Prior to that she was an elementary teacher for ten years at Wagner Ranch Elementary School in Orinda. Sylvie’s leadership accomplishments include working with and coaching new and veteran teachers in Readers and Writers Workshop and initiating a schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support System. She has coached teachers to engage in the constantly evolving strategies of ‘workshop,’ helping to encourage students in the areas of curiosity, creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration, and has served as a master teacher and induction provider for several credential candidates and new teachers. Sylvia received a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Spanish from UC Davis and a Masters degree in Developmental Teacher Education from UC Berkeley.

 

Annabel Hurlburt – Principal, Tassajara Hills

Annabel joins Tassajara from Live Oak and Quail Run Elementary Schools, where she has served this year and last as Assistant Principal.  During her tenure, she has forged very strong relationships with staff, students and families, led work around Response to Intervention, and provided leadership and support for academic and behavioral supports with students and campus safety. Prior to joining the District in August 2017, Ms. Hurlburt was a reading intervention specialist at Mary Farmar Elementary School and a 4th grade teacher at Robert Semple Elementary in Benicia Unified School District. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Political Science and from Touro University with a M.A. in Educational Technology. 

 

Osi Juergens – Principal, Vista Grande

Osi joins Vista Grande Elementary from Diablo Vista Middle School where she has capably served as Assistant Principal for the last five school years. In her role as Assistant Principal, Ms. Juergens has been a leader in instruction, inclusion, digital citizenship, restorative justice and school safety. Prior to joining Diablo Vista, she was an English, History and Physical Education teacher at Foothill Middle School and taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades at Hidden Valley Elementary in Mt. Diablo Unified for many years. She is thrilled about returning to the elementary level as a site principal. Ms. Jeurgens earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University and her M.A. in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s College.

 

Bridget Vorhees – Principal, Charlotte Wood

Bridget has been serving as Interim Principal at Charlotte Wood Middle school for the majority of the 2018-19 school year. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Principal within our district at both the middle and high school level for the last eight years, most recently serving at Iron Horse Middle School. Prior to working in SRVUSD, Bridget served as Vice Principal at Walnut Creek Intermediate School and was a high school teacher and Activities Director in Acalanes Union High School District for 5 years. Bridget's extensive leadership experience at multiple levels have prepared her well for her new position.  As interim at Charlotte Wood, Bridget has worked capably with staff to support and promote student engagement and excellence, developing PLC’s within departments and common formative/summative assessments, analyzing data and creating plans for students who struggle to meet proficiency standards. She holds a B.A. in Health and Human Performance and a Masters of Arts degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Saint Mary’s College.

 

Demetrius Ball – Principal, Iron Horse Middle School

Demetrius joined SRVUSD in 2017 as Assistant Principal at Dougherty Valley High School. Prior to that, he was Assistant Head of School at Vincent Academy in Oakland and a middle/high school social studies teacher in Howard County Public Schools, Baltimore City Public Schools and Tracy Unified. Before launching his career in education in 2009, Demetrius was a Captain of Field Artillery for the U.S. Army and led deployments to Iraq and Kuwait. His goal as principal is to develop strong accountability systems, communicate a clear vision for student learning, and build and maintain strong relationships with students, staff, and his school community. He believes all students can learn at high levels and will strive to ensure that Iron Horse Middle School builds upon its many successes and continues to thrive as a strong, student-centered learning community. Demetrius earned his BS in Human and Regional Geography from the U.S. Military Academy and an MS in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix.

 

Megan Keefer – Principal, California High

Megan joins California High as Principal after serving as Assistant Principal within our district for the last four years, most recently at San Ramon Valley High. She began her career in San Ramon Valley Unified as an English teacher at Monte Vista High School in 2005.  In 2007, she transferred as an inaugural staff member to Dougherty Valley High School where she served as an English teacher, Curriculum leader, and Teacher on Special Assignment until her return to Monte Vista as an Assistant Principal in 2015. Throughout her tenure, Megan has earned a reputation as an authentic, present and capable leader who values building relationships and exploring and developing systems. She influences and inspires others to achieve greatness and inspires a strong sense of hope and empowerment in the students with whom she works. Megan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and her Master of Arts in Teaching (Social Science and English) at the University of New Hampshire, Durham.

 

Rose Bright – Principal, Del Amigo/Venture

Rose Bright joins us from Vallejo Independent Study Academy where she has been Principal since 2016. In her role at Vallejo Independent Study Academy, Ms. Bright supervised the expansion and revitalization of the District’s Independent Study Program. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her new position having experience in College and Career Readiness, Technology Integration, Professional Development and New Teacher Support, as well as Curriculum and Instruction, Support of At-Risk Students, and Accountability and Community Building. Prior to her work as principal of Vallejo Independent Study Academy, Ms. Bright was an Assistant Principal at Vallejo High School and at Martinez Junior High in Martinez Unified.  She also worked in West Contra Costa Unified as an English teacher, a teacher librarian, and an instructional specialist. Ms. Bright holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Late Medieval and Renaissance Studies from UC Santa Cruz, a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from San Jose State University, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at St. Mary’s College. Her vast experience, leadership and zest for learning will be a benefit to the Del and Venture communities.