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Mora new MHS assistant principal
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Raul Mora was named the new assistant principal at Manteca High.

He received his promotion in closed session at last Tuesday’s Manteca Unified school board meeting.

Mora has been at MHS since 2005, serving as vice principal. He was responsible for personnel evaluations, interviewing prospective employees, administering standardized testing, and developing emergency procedures along with a school safety plan.

Described as a “warm and caring person that has demonstrated a strong work ethic,” Mora began his career in education as a social studies / Spanish teacher at Center Unified School District in Antelope. He attended Delta College and has a degree in Social Science from California State University, Chico.

Mora also holds a credential in Education Administration-Urban Administration Cohort and is completing his thesis at California State University, Sacramento.

He was hired by Stockton Unified in 1999 as a social studies instructor at Stagg High. Later that year, Mora accepted the job of vice principal at Foothill Junior High of the Grant Joint Unified School District in Sacramento.

He came to Manteca Unified in 2001, serving as vice principal at French Camp and then to Joshua Cowell.

In addition, the board announced Karen Olsen as vice principal for an elementary school to be determined.
She’s been with the district since 2001, working as a seventh- and eighth- grade language arts teacher at Stella Brockman School.

Olsen, who earned her degree in Liberal Arts from California State University, Stanislaus – she holds a multiple subject teaching credential with cross-cultural language and academic development emphasis – is described as “a reflective thinker and a person of integrity.”

In 2000, she was an eighth-grade language arts and social studies teacher with the Lodi Unified School District.