District names principal for Lincoln Elementary

A principal has been selected to lead Lincoln Elementary in Newport Beach, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District announced Friday.

Eight district campuses have received new principals since the end of the last school year. Lincoln's top job was the final position that needed to be filled.

Carrie Gammel, currently the principal at Del Mar Hills Academy in the Del Mar Unified School District, is expected to start the job at Lincoln Elementary on Sept. 16, according to a news release from Newport Mesa Unified.

District officials praised Gammel's education background, citing 12 years of experience in teaching and five in administration.

Gammel has received an Excellent Teacher Award from the California State Senate and led her school to a California Distinguished School Award by implementing a targeted math program there, according to the news release.

The Newport-Mesa school board will vote on Gammel's appointment at its Tuesday meeting.

— Jeremiah Dobruck

Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck

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