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New principals for both New Vision High, Lincoln

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POSTED May 18, 2013 2:27 a.m.

The Manteca Unified Board of Education during a special meeting on Tuesday approved the reassignment of two school district administrative personnel.

Lincoln Elementary School principal Sonya Arellano was appointed to the top administrative post at New Vision Continuation High School in Weston Ranch. Her new appointment will officially take effect on July 1. She will be replacing Dr. Katie Peters who is retiring from that post at the end of the current school year.

The second appointee receiving the green light from the Board of Trustees was Steve Anderson who is the principal at Neil Hafley Elementary School on Northgate Drive in Manteca. Effective July 1, he will be taking over the principal position at Lincoln Elementary replacing Arellano after she takes over her new post at New Vision.

Arellano has been the principal at Lincoln School for four years. She was assigned to be administrative at the campus located on East Yosemite Avenue in Manteca after serving as principal at Great Valley Elementary School in Weston Ranch.

Anderson has been principal at Neil Hafley School for 11 years. Prior to that, he was the vice principal at Golden West in Manteca as well as Lathrop elementary school.

The five Trustees present – board president Don Scholl, vice president Evelyn Moore, clerk of the board Michael Seelye, Deborah Romero and Manuel Medeiros – all voted in favor of the new appointments during closed session. Scholl made the announcements during the public portion of the meeting. Board members Nancy Teicheira and Sam Fant were absent.

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