TUSD Announces Administrative Appointments
Tustin Unified School District is pleased to announce administrative appointments beginning July 1 for the 2023–2024 school year.
Heather Bojorquez, Ed.D., has been named Principal of Tustin High School. Dr. Bojorquez joined the TUSD Family in 2011, serving at Currie Middle School and Utt Middle School prior to joining Tustin High School as Assistant Principal. She brings with her more than 26 years of experience in public education.
“I am honored to serve the Tiller Community in this new role,” explained Dr. Bojorquez. “I have been inspired over the last year by our Tiller staff and the care they have for each and every student. I am thrilled to call Tustin home and look forward to the chance to continue Tustin High School’s tradition of excellence for all of our students.”
Dr. Bojorquez has her doctorate in K-12 Education Leadership from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree in Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from California State University, San Bernardino.
Agnes Vasquez has been named Principal of Arroyo Elementary School. Mrs. Vasquez has more than 20 years experience, currently serving as Assistant Principal at Hicks Canyon Elementary School. Prior to this, she was an elementary teacher and administrator. In 2023, Mrs. Vasquez was named Elementary Co-Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators, Region 17.
"I am honored and excited to join the Mustang community and continue to build upon the strong traditions at Arroyo," Mrs. Vasquez said. "I am grateful for the experiences and lessons that have shaped my journey while at Hicks Canyon. I am committed to making a lasting impact in the life of each and every child at Arroyo by supporting academics and social-emotional learning, in addition to providing the best educational experience."
Mrs. Vasquez holds a master's degree in Education and a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ray Hernandez has been named Principal of Beswick Elementary School. Previously, Mr. Hernandez served as Principal at Guin Foss Elementary School. He joined the TUSD Family in 2016, bringing with him more than 22 years of experience.
“I am excited to join the Beswick Elementary School staff and community,” shared Mr. Hernandez. “I will forever cherish and be thankful for the meaningful relationships built over time with the students, staff, and parents of Guin Foss Elementary. These invaluable experiences will serve to guide my leadership and to make a positive impact on the wonderful students, staff, and community of Beswick Elementary School.”
Mr. Hernandez holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration and a bachelor’s degree from Vanguard University.
Ashly McNamara has been named Principal of Ladera Elementary School. Previously, Mrs. McNamara served as Principal at Beswick Elementary School. She joined Tustin Unified in 2000, and has served as a teacher, Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Coach, and District ELA TOSA.
“I am thrilled to join the Ladera Elementary community,” shared Mrs. McNamara. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the principal of Beswick and I leave truly inspired. It is with great enthusiasm that I have the opportunity to work alongside Ladera’s dedicated educators, supportive parents, and exceptional students.”
Mrs. McNamara holds a master’s degree in Education from California State University, Fullerton and a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Dustin O’Malley, Ed.D., has been named Principal of Guin Foss Elementary School. Previously, Dr. O’Malley served as Principal of Ladera Elementary School. He joined Tustin Unified in 2005, and has served as a teacher, Digital Learning Coach and assistant principal.
“I am thrilled to be joining Guin Foss Elementary School as the principal,” Dr. O’Malley said. “I can't wait to dive into this new journey as a Dolphin with such a dedicated group of educators, parents, and students. My time as the principal of Ladera Elementary was an incredible experience, and I will always cherish the memories I made with the staff, students, and community.”
Dr. O’Malley holds a doctorate from the University of Southern California, in addition to a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Concordia University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.
Lauren Steinmann, Ed.D., has been named Principal of Myford Elementary School. She previously served as Principal of Loma Vista Elementary School and has been a part of the TUSD Family since 2004.
“It has been such an honor and privilege to serve the Loma Vista community as principal for the past six years,” shared Dr. Steinmann. “The hard work, growth and dedication that the staff and students have shown has been truly incredible and I know that they will continue to thrive. I look forward to joining the Myford community and working together to continue the great work that is happening there.”
Dr. Steinmann holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Southern California, in addition to a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Rena Fairchild, Ed.D., has been named Principal of Loma Vista Elementary School. She previously served as Principal of Myford Elementary School. Dr. Fairchild joined Tustin Unified in 2014.
“I am honored to have been appointed as Loma Vista’s new principal,” Dr. Fairchild said. “Loma Vista has a deep commitment to the success and well-being of every student and to building strong partnerships with families. I look forward to collaborating with staff, families, and students to continue a dynamic and supportive learning environment.”
Dr. Fairchild has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Southern California, a master’s degree from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.