WESTON RANCH — Jonathan Preston, a Social Science teacher at Calla High School, has been appointed to a new post at Weston Ranch High School where he will be the vice principal.
The Manteca Unified School Board of Trustees Tuesday night voted unanimously to the appointment of Preston who was present during the announcement along with his wife and children.
The school district’s newest vice principal began his teaching career in Manteca Unified in 2005. He has taught U.S. History, World History, Economics, and Government. He also served as a National Guard reservist.
He served as an administrative intern at French Camp School during the 2011-12 school year. Among his duties were handling discipline, working with students on a project called Environmental Stewardship Program, and working with the students to organize and implement the school beautification program.
He was also actively involved in the French Camp community and was involved with the annual Harvest Festival activities.
Preston received his master’s degree at National University in Stockton, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1999. He also holds an Administrative Services Credential from Teachers College of San Joaquin in Stockton.
According to one of his references, “he has a strong rapport with our students, where respect for one another is evident and his a positive role model for our students, maintaining a professional demeanor in the classroom and serving in the National Guard reserves.”