Sep 13 2018

Piedmont Assistant High School Principal Appointed

After posting the position and conducting a thorough search and interview process, the Piedmont Unified School  District is thrilled to announce the appointment of  Ms. Erin Pope as an Assistant Principal at Piedmont High School. Her start date was August 27, 2018.

Ms. Pope has extensive teaching experience, as well as a strong background in high school administration.

Ms. Pope served as the Associate Principal for the Acalanes Union High School District since 2015. Her main areas of focus were in Curriculum and Instruction, Student Activities, and Teacher Evaluation. Additionally, she supervised a wide array of departments, including counseling and attendance, athletics, facilities, and student activities. She has experience as the Restorative Justice Coordinator, Site Literacy Lead, and Activities Director during her tenure.

For 15 years, Ms. Pope also served as a high school social studies teacher at Terra Linda High School in the San Rafael City Schools District. She was the social studies department chair and established the Model United Nations Club and the Peer Court Program. She was also a member of the Instructional Leadership Team and the Secondary Curriculum Advisory Council.

Ms. Pope attended Dominican College, where she received her Bachelor’s of Arts in International Relations. She holds a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science and a Clear Administrative Services Credential from San Francisco State University. Additionally she holds two Master’s of Arts Degrees—one in International Relations from Golden Gate University and the other in Education Administration from San Francisco State University.

The District received 26 applications and decided to interview five strong candidates. The interview panel consisted of ten members representing teachers, administrators, classified staff, parents, and students.

Randall Booker, Superintendent

Ratification of the appointment was at the School Board Meeting of September 12, 2018

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