Victoria Elementary principal to retire

After 10 years at Victoria Elementary School in Costa Mesa, Principal Linda Tenno has announced that she will retire at the end of this school year.

Tenno, who also served as a teacher with the district, announced her retirement in a letter to the school community Friday, according to a Newport-Mesa Unified news release.

"I treasure my years with the Victoria students, parents and staff, and know my time in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District and at Victoria has truly been the highlight of my 38-year career in education," she wrote.

In addition to being the school's principal, she was the district's GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program coordinator. The district hasn't decided what to do with that position.

The district will immediately begin the recruitment process and select a new principal by the end of the school year, the release stated.

District officials plan to coordinate a community forum for parents to discuss the characteristics they would like to see in the new principal. A date for the forum has not yet been set.

— Hannah Fry


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