New principals for three SRVUSD schools

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District board recently announced the appointment of three principals to Danville schools. The new administrators will go to work July 1 before officially starting off the school year with students, parents and staff on the first day of classes, Aug. 23.

Christopher George will take the lead at Charlotte Wood Middle School, where he was previously assistant principal at Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon for nine years. He holds an administrative services credential and a master's degree in educational administration from California State University Hayward. George replaces Sandy Budde, who retired after nine years at Charlotte Wood.

Amy Hink, the new principal at sycamore Valley Elementary School, doesn't come from very far as she was comes from Alamo Elementary School. She was there for two years and previously serving as an administrative intern in the district. Before that she spent eight years at John Baldwin Elementary School in Danville as a reading specialist and second grade teacher. Amy replaces Bob Scott who announced his retirement after 18 years as Sycamore Valley's principal.

Kathy Crosthwait is transferring to Montair Elementary School from Twin Creeks Elementary School in San Ramon, where she spent five years as principal. Prior to that she was an assistant principal in the Fairfield Unified School District, and has been an educator for 16 years. Kathy replaces Matt Hermann, who recently was appointed as the new principal for Venture Independent Study School in San Ramon.

With these appointment, Alamo and Twin Creeks elementary schools have vacancies for the principal position. The district reports that it is advertising for these positions.


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Posted by In the Know
a resident of Danville
on Jun 14, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Christopher George a strong male role model and overall good choice for Charlotte Wood Middle School. Congratulations!

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Posted by Mari Jo Gillis
a resident of Montair Elementary School
on Jun 15, 2010 at 7:54 am

Mr. Hermann will truely be missed at Montair. My daughter used to teach there, one of my twin Grandson's went to Montair, and my twin Grandaughter's have been there since Kindergarden.
He had a lot of folks who respect him very much and are saddened that he is leaving.
I wish him well in his new adventure..........

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Posted by Kris Jorge
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 16, 2010 at 12:19 am

You're gonna love having Mr. George as your new principle. at IHMS kids who knew him as a disciplinarian and intimidatingly outspoken fellow know you better not get caught coming to school late or he'll suspend you after you've urinated self for being yelled at. Not for the faint of heart, he's one of the toughest but best administrators this side of the bay.

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Posted by Excited
a resident of Danville
on Jun 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

Can't wait to get a new principle at Sycamore, heard great things about Amy.

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Posted by Smile
a resident of Danville
on Jun 16, 2010 at 9:03 am

Principals are the head of schools. Lack of principles get you sent to the principal's office :)

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