Monte Vista, Venture get new principals

Two to take over new positions in July

Two principals -- Janet Terranova and Matt Hermann will take over new positions in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD).

The school board announced Wednesday that Terranova, who has been principal at Venture Independent Study school in San Ramon, will be the new principal at Monte Vista High School in Danville. Hermann will succeed her at Venture.

Terranova began as a teacher in the district in 1987, and was president of the San Ramon Valley Education Association for four years before becoming an assistant principal at California High School in San Ramon

She's been in education for more than 25 years.

"Monte Vista has an incredible history, and I am very excited to have the opportunity to build on its amazing success story," Terranova said.

She holds teaching credentials and a Masters degree from the University of San Diego, as well as administrative credentials from California State University in Hayward.

Hermann took over as principal of Montair Elementary School in Alamo in 2000. He's been in education for 27 years, spending time as an English teacher, administrative intern and teacher on special assignment in the district.

He said he likes what Venture represtents.

"It fills a unique need in our community with an extremely dedicated and thoughtful group of staff," Hermann said. "These are the same things that I have appreciated about Montair."

The two will move into their new positions in July. The SRVUSD has not announced who will succeed Herman at Montair.

— Glenn Wohltmann


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Posted by Kathleen
a resident of Danville
on May 19, 2010 at 7:24 am

Montair will really miss you, Matt, but we wish you the best in your new endeavor!

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Posted by Mom of two boys
a resident of Monte Vista High School
on May 19, 2010 at 8:40 am

As a parent of a Monte Vista freshman, I wish Ms. Terranova congratulations and blessings as she takes on our high school. I look forward to seeing her positive impact. Welcome!

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Posted by parent
a resident of Montair Elementary School
on May 19, 2010 at 10:59 am

correction to article - Montair is in Danville, not Alamo

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Posted by Mom
a resident of Danville
on May 20, 2010 at 8:19 am

Change is good. MV needs some new energy. Montair has needed a change for a while now. Glad to see Herman go.

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