It's principal recruitment season in the San Juan Unified School District, which has announced new principals at Mariemont Elementary School, Casa Roble High School and El Sereno High School.
Vice Principal Elizabeth Wahl was named Mariemont Elementary School's next principal, effective July 1. She replaces Principal Linda Dismukes, who will retire at year's end. Wahl was a longtime San Juan Unified teacher and a recent vice principal at Gold River Discovery Center K-8.
Michele Lorenzo has been named the next principal of Casa Roble High School, where she has served as a vice principal since 2008. Lorenzo has been interim principal since March, when former principal Jim Shoemake accepted a position in the district office. Her appointment is effective immediately.
Mia Funk has been named the district's new director of college and career and K-12 counseling and will also serve as principal of El Sereno High, an alternative program providing independent study options for students.
Funk will be responsible for the district's adult education, career technical education and academic counseling programs. Her appointment takes effect immediately. She fills the post vacated by Amy Slavensky, who in March was named director of the district's early elementary education.
Funk began working at San Juan Unified in 1999 as a special day class teacher. From 2006 through 2011 she served as a vice principal in the adult education program. Since 2012 she has been an adult education program principal.