New School Administrators Appointed in Tustin District
Officials of the Tustin Unified School District have made a number of administrative changes for the coming school year, which begins this week.
The changes come on the heels of the appointment of Dr. David Andrews, who took over as superintendent of the district last year. He succeeded Maury Ross, who left after a number of differences with the district’s trustees.
The changes include shifts in top officials at both of the district’s high schools, as well as at some of its elementary and middle schools.
Janis Jones will be the new principal at Foothill High School, after serving as principal of Perris High for six years. She will be joined by new assistant principals Dawn Clemens, formerly activities director at Century High School in Santa Ana, and Frank Southern, formerly assistant principal at Hewes Middle School.
Dan Brooks, principal of W.R. Nelson Elementary School for five years, will be the new principal at A.G. Currie Middle School. Charles Milligan, formerly a teacher at Columbus Tustin Middle School, was named an assistant principal.
Bill Wingo, principal of Currie Middle School, has become principal of Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary School. Darlene Messinger was appointed principal of W.R. Nelson Elementary.
Pete Brower leaves his post as principal of Beswick Elementary to become assistant principal at Tustin High, and Phil Dunmeyer, assistant principal at Columbus Tustin School for two years, moves to assistant principal at Hewes Middle School. Bevery Sinclair, assistant principal at Currie, takes over for Dunmeyer.
District spokesman Mark Eliot said that all the changes will have taken place by the time students return to class.