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Interim job now permanent for Great Valley vice principal
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WESTON RANCH — By a unanimous vote of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, Kathy Brown was appointed to the permanent position of vice principal at Great Valley Elementary School in Weston Ranch.

Brown, who was serving as Great Valley’s interim vice principal, was present during the meeting when she was introduced. Also present were members of her family.

Brown was started her teaching career in the Manteca Unified School District when she taught science at Sierra High School. Prior to her appointment to the interim vice principal position at Great Valley, she was the program coordinator at French Camp School. Additionally, she was a BTSA support provider, a committee member of the Western Association of School Colleges, and site council coordinator at Sierra High.

She was described by one principal as a “tremendous asset to Manteca Unified” and one who “demonstrates integrity, a positive attitude, and ethical behavior.”

Described also as a “positive leader and role model,” Brown is serving as AVID coordinator as well, overseeing the program while managing computer-based curriculum support programs as well. Other responsibilities she has held in the district include monitoring after-school and in-school interventions, STAR test coordinator, School Site Council coordinator, WASC Self Study coordinator, and administrative designee at Sierra High.

Brown received holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from  Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon, where she graduated in 1989. She received her Master of Science degree in Science Education from Montana State Univesity in Bozeman, Montana. She obtained her administrative credential from Teacher’s College of San Joaquin County, a program of the San Joaquin County Office of Education, in 2011. She holds a Single Subject teaching credential in biology from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.