LATHROP — The Rivers Islands Charter School Board named Brenda Scholl as the first principal of the River Islands Technology Academy during their July 17 board meeting.
The new $25 million facility will open in the fall of 2013. Scholl will be responsible for all aspects of the opening and the running of the new school.
Scholl holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University where she was a NCAA Division I Scholar/Athlete (Gymnastics). She received her Masters in School Management from the University of LaVerne. Scholl served as an Assistant Principal in Stockton Unified School District for three years before moving to Manteca Unified School District in 2001 as the Vice Principal of George McParland School. Her most recent assignment has been at Stella Brockman School, Manteca, which is a diverse school of approximately 1,000 students. Both of the schools in Manteca were designated as California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education in 2010. In 2011 Scholl was honored by her colleagues and received the ACSA Region VII Elementary Co-Administrator of the Year Award.
The Charter will lease the new school campus currently under construction by the Banta District on the River Islands property. The facility features the latest technology and will provide 25 state-of-the-art high-tech classrooms. The program is being developed to meet the individual needs of students and the requirements of the community. “I am looking forward to this opportunity,” Scholl said. “It is not often that a school administrator has the support and flexibility to develop a unique educational experience for young people, and I plan to make the most of it.”
The educational advantages will include: integrated technology, parental involvement contracts, highly qualified and motivated staff, community focus and expected high academic performance.
“Ms. Scholl is an excellent choice for this position,” stated Susan Dell’Osso, project director for River Islands and board member. “She has the skills, knowledge and character that we were searching for and the passion to make River Islands Technology Academy an amazing experience for all of the young people who pass through its doors.” Scholl lives in Manteca with her husband, Bruce, and two children.