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Anderson joining MHS as next vice principal

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POSTED March 26, 2009 4:46 a.m.
He’s currently the vice principal at Weston Ranch High.

Come next school year, Tom Anderson will take on a similar role at Manteca High.

 In closed session, the Manteca Unified board of trustees Tuesday approved the hiring of Anderson as assistant principal. He will be working under Doug McCreath, who still holds the post.

McCreath was recently named the new Manteca High principal, taking over from the retiring Steve Winter.

Anderson began his teaching career in 1996 at St. Anthony’s School in Manteca, instructing the third-grade class for three years.

He moved over to Linden’s Waterloo School, where he was a resource specialist teacher for about a year.

In 2000, Anderson came to Manteca Unified, serving as an administrative designee at both Weston Ranch High and the elementary school sites.

He became vice principal at Weston Ranch High in 2007 and was responsible for assisting and shaping the school’s programs and activities.

Anderson, who has a degree in Government from Sacramento State – he also has a minor in journalism – also worked closely with teachers, assisting both the young and inexperienced instructors.

He was instrumental in the redesign of the discipline system at Weston Ranch High, setting new standards for students.

 Anderson, in addition, holds credentials in multiple subject teaching, education specialist instruction, and administrative services.

According to his references, Anderson is “an effective communicator and is fair and consistent with discipline.”

Added board President Michael Seelye: “His experiences as a high school vice principal make him an excellent choice for the position of assistant principal at Manteca High.”
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