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Espinola is new Brockman principal
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Candace Espinola is the new principal at Stella Brockman School.

Previously the vice principal at Brock Elliott School since 2004, she takes over the post held for the past 13 years by Diane Medeiros, who moved to the Lindbergh Educational Center to take on the top administrative role.

Espinola was named to her new post last Tuesday during closed session of the Manteca Unified school board meeting.

She has a degree in Liberal Arts from California State University, Fresno, and a Masters in Education from the University of La Verne.

Espinola has been with the district since 1997. She started out as a teacher at French Camp School and, four years later, transferred to Joseph Widmer back when the school was on the year-round calendar.

As vice principal at Brock Elliott, Espinola managed and oversaw the compensatory education programs, reports and budgets, and the organization of staff development. She also supervised and evaluated substitutes, school site assistants, and all clerical staff.

In addition, Espinola developed partnerships with a variety of programs. This included California State University, Stanislaus’ Liberal Studies department, Sierra High’s AVID, Delta College’s education, and University of the Pacific’s education.

As stated in her references, Espinola is “hardworking administrator (and) is willing to do what it takes to get things done.”