SANTA MONICA-MALIBU UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT:  Dianne Talarico

 (310)-450-8338, x 241

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 21, 2006

 

SMMUSD ANNOUNCES NEW PRINCIPALS

FOR JOHN ADAMS AND LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND

SANTA MONICA HIGH SCHOOL “M” HOUSE

 

The Board of Education named Martha Shaw the new Principal at John Adams Middle School on 8/17/06.  Martha began her career in education as a classroom teacher in both general and special education.  She has also worked in the capacity of Academic Supervisor, Resource Specialist and Program Specialist.  She has served as Vice Principal at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, Principal of Lawndale Elementary School, and Principal of Will Rogers Intermediate School in the Lawndale School District.  Martha received a B.S. in Secondary Education/Social Studies from the University of Georgia and a M.A. in Secondary Education/Special Education from Murray State University.  She has been responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing innovative and effective programs enabling students to achieve at high levels.  Martha’s experience and expertise will be welcome as she joins the staff at John Adams Middle School.

 

 

Tristan Komlos was named the new Principal at Lincoln Middle School by the Board of Education on 7/27/06.  Tristan most recently served as a House Principal at Santa Monica High School.  Tristan began her educational career as an English Teacher in Texas.  She earned a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Education from the University of Houston.  She was a grade level Principal at Memorial High School in Houston, Texas before coming to California and Santa Monica High School.  She has proven to be a strong and highly respected instructional leader with strong support from students, parents, teachers and staff, and we look forward to her leadership at Lincoln Middle School.

 

 

Replacing Tristan Komlos as House Principal at Santa Monica High School is Becky Romano, approved by the Board of Education on 8/17/06.  Becky has most recently served as Assistant Principal at Fresno High School and Pacifica High School.  She has served in the capacity of Activities Director and is a highly respected instructional leader with significant curriculum experience.  Becky has a B.A. in History from Fresno State University and a Masters in Education Administration from Azuza Pacific University.  Her leadership skills and enthusiasm will be a great addition to the Santa Monica High School staff.

 

 

 

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