Bruce Osgood, a longtime Burbank resident and former Burbank High
assistant principal, is returning after three years to become the
school's new principal.
The school board voted unanimously this week to reassign Osgood
from John Muir Middle School, where he has served as principal since
"As a parent and a longtime administrator, Bruce is committed to
improving student learning achievement and supporting staff," Supt.
Gregory Bowman said. "He's the best person for the job right now."
Osgood succeeds Leslie DeRoos, who resigned after receiving one of
nearly 250 preliminary layoff notices issued to teachers, counselors
and other certified employees in March. All but 44 of those notices
have since been rescinded by the school district.
Osgood is expected to bring stability to Burbank High, which has
had six principals in 10 years, Bowman said.
Osgood, whose four children attend Burbank schools, spent 11 years
as an elementary school teacher in the Glendale Unified School
District before becoming Burbank High's assistant principal in 1996.
The board also voted to reassign Daniel Hacking from assistant
principal at John Muir to interim principal.
"This will be an opportunity for Dan to show his leadership
ability," said Bowman, who recommended both reassignments.
Hacking, a former John Burroughs High School social studies
teacher, spent four years as a summer school administrator before
being appointed assistant principal at John Muir in 1999.
Osgood and Hacking begin their new assignments July 1, Bowman