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Tustin Unified Announces Several Administrative Appointments

The Tustin Unified School District is pleased to announce the following administrative appointments which will begin on July 1, 2022. 

Pioneer Middle School

Brett D'Errico

Dr. Brett D’Errico, Assistant Principal of Foothill High School, has been appointed Principal of Pioneer Middle School. Dr. D’Errico will replace Tracey Vander Hayden, who announced she is retiring at the end of the school year. 

Dr. D’Errico has worked in education for more than 13 years, the last five years as Assistant Principal of Foothill High School. He began his career as a Special Education Teacher in the Antelope Valley Union High School District where he also served as a High School Guidance Counselor, Vice Principal, and Assistant Principal. Dr. D’Errico was hired as the Assistant Principal at Foothill High School in 2016. 

“I am honored and thrilled to be named the next principal of Pioneer Middle School,” said Dr. D’Errico. “I truly believe that we do our best work by collaboratively working to maximize the potential of every student. I look forward to meeting and engaging with staff, students, parents, and the community while working together to continue Pioneer's rich history of excellence. Go Wildcats!”

C.E. Utt Middle School

Kristin Hartloff

Dr. Kristin Hartloff, Assistant Principal of Foothill High School, has been appointed principal of C.E. Utt Middle School. Dr. Hartloff will replace Heather Bojorquez who has accepted a position as Assistant Principal at Tustin High School.

Dr. Hartloff has worked in education for approximately 22 years. She began her career as a teacher in the Garden Grove Unified School District where she also served as an instructional coach. Since 2013, Dr. Hartloff has served in a variety of roles in TUSD including Teacher on Special Assignment, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator, and most recently as Assistant Principal at Foothill High School. 

“I am so excited to be a Falcon! Utt Middle School serves an amazing community and has an outstanding staff and I am honored to become a part of it”, said Dr. Hartloff. “I look forward to working with all of the wonderful people there and getting to know the students and families. Go Falcons!

Benson Elementary School

Jaclyn Spangler

Dr. Jaclyn Spangler, Assistant Principal at Beckman High School and Orchard Hills School, has been appointed principal at Benson Elementary. Dr. Spangler will replace Jackie Christy who announced that she is retiring at the end of the school year. 

Dr. Spangler has worked in public education for nearly 12 years, all in Tustin Unified School District serving in a variety of roles. Prior to her role as Assistant Principal at Beckman, she served as the Interim Principal at Estock, an Assistant Principal at Hicks Canyon Elementary, Interim Assistant Principal at Foothill High School, Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), and in various teaching positions.

“It has been a pleasure serving the Beckman community and I truly value the time I have spent working with the Beckman staff, students and parents,” said Dr. Spangler. “I look forward to joining the Benson Elementary family and partnering with the Benson community. Together, we will build off the great work and carry on the lasting Benson traditions in order to ensure a positive and outstanding educational experience for the Benson students.”

Tustin High School

Tom Giebe

Tom Giebe, has been appointed Assistant Principal at Tustin High School (THS). Mr. Giebe is currently serving as the Interim Assistant Principal at THS. 

Mr. Giebe has worked in education for approximately 21 years, all in Tustin Unified School District. He began his career as an AP World History and AP Government teacher at Tustin High School. During his tenure with TUSD, Mr. Giebe has served as the Assistant Principal and Principal at Utt Middle School, as a World History Teacher at Foothill High School, and then as a teacher and Athletic Director at Tustin High School prior to his current interim position as assistant principal at THS. 

Foothill High School

Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch, has been appointed Assistant Principal at Foothill High School. Mrs. Kirch is currently serving as the Interim Assistant Principal of Beckman High School. 

Mrs. Kirch has worked in education for approximately 15 years, beginning her career in the Santa Ana Unified School District as a Math Teacher where she also served as the Math Department Chair and Assistant Girls Basketball Coach. Mrs. Kirch joined Tustin Unified School District in 2014 as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) Digital Learning Coach. Prior to her most recent position as Interim Assistant Principal at Beckman High School, she served as a Secondary Math TOSA for six years.

“Through a highly competitive process, these leaders stood out,” said Superintendent, Dr. Mark Johnson. “We are thrilled to have so many passionate, caring, and qualified candidates right here in the Tustin Unified School District. This is a group of dedicated and highly skilled educational leaders and I am confident in their abilities to build community, serve students, support staff and families, and amplify the great work going on in TUSD.” 

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El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tustin anuncia varios Nombramientos Administrativos

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tustin se complace en anunciar los siguientes nombramientos administrativos que comenzarán el 1 de julio de 2022.

Pioneer Middle School

Brett D'Errico

Dr. Brett D’Errico, Subdirector de la Preparatoria Foothill, ha sido nombrado director de la Secundaria Pioneer. El Dr. D’Errico reemplazará a Tracey Vander Hayden, que anunció que se jubila al final del año escolar. 

El Dr. D’Errico ha trabajado en educación durante más de 13 años, los últimos cinco años como subdirector de la Preparatoria Foothill. Comenzó su carrera como maestro de educación especial en el Distrito de la Preparatoria de Antelope Valley Union, donde también se desempeñó como Consejero de Orientación de la Preparatoria, asistente del director y subdirector. El Dr. D’Errico fue contratado como subdirector de la Preparatoria Foothill en 2016.  

“Es un honor y emoción ser nombrado el próximo director de la Secundaria Pioneer”, mencionó el Dr. D’Errico. “Realmente creo que hacemos nuestro mejor esfuerzo al trabajar en colaboración para maximizar el potencial de cada estudiante. Espero reunirme e involucrarme con el personal, los estudiantes, los padres y la comunidad mientras trabajamos juntos para continuar con la rica historia de excelencia de Pioneer. ¡Adelante Wildcats!

C.E. Utt Middle School

Kristin Hartloff

Dra. Kristin Hartloff, Subdirectora de la Preparatoria Foothill, ha sido nombrada directora de la Secundaria C.E. Utt. La Dra. Hartloff reemplazará a Heather Bojorquez, quien aceptó el cargo de subdirectora en la Preparatoria Tustin. 

La Dra. Hartloff ha trabajado en educación durante aproximadamente 22 años. Inició su carrera como maestra en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Garden Grove, donde también se desempeñó como instructora didáctica. Desde 2013, la Dra. Hartloff se ha desempeñado en una variedad de roles en el TUSD, incluyendo el de Maestra en Asignación Especial, Coordinadora de currículo K-12 y recientemente, como subdirectora de la Preparatoria Foothill. 

“¡Estoy tan emocionada de ser un Falcon! La Escuela Secundaria Utt sirve a una increíble comunidad y tiene un personal sobresaliente, me siento honrada de formar parte de él”, mencionó la Dra. Hartloff. “Espero trabajar con todas las personas maravillosas de Utt y conocer a los estudiantes y las familias. ¡Adelante Falcons!

Benson Elementary School

Jaclyn Spangler

Dr. Jaclyn Spangler, Subdirectora de la Preparatoria Beckman y de la Escuela Orchard Hills, ha sido nombrada directora de la Escuela Primaria Benson. La Dra. Spangler reemplazará a Jackie Christy, quien ha anunciado que se jubila al final del año escolar.  

La Dr. Spangler ha trabajado en la educación pública durante casi 12 años, todos estos años en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tustin sirviendo en una variedad de roles. Antes de ser subdirectora en Beckman y Orchard Hills, se desempeñó como directora interina en Estock, subdirectora en la Primaria Hicks Canyon, subdirectora interina en la Preparatoria Foothill, Maestra en Asignación Especial (TOSA) y en diversas posiciones de enseñanza. 

“Ha sido un placer servir a la comunidad de Beckman y realmente valoro el tiempo que pasé trabajando con el personal, los estudiantes y los padres de Beckman”, mencionó la Dra. Spangler. “Espero unirme a la familia de la Escuela Primaria Benson y colaborar con esta comunidad. Juntos, construiremos a partir de un gran trabajo y continuaremos con las tradiciones duraderas de Benson para garantizar una experiencia educativa positiva y sobresaliente para los estudiantes”.

Tustin High School

Tom Giebe

Tom Giebe, ha sido nombrado Subdirector de la Preparatoria Tustin (THS). Mr. Giebe actualmente se desempeña como subdirector interino en la Preparatoria Tustin. 

Mr. Giebe ha trabajado en educación durante aproximadamente 21 años, todos estos años en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tustin. Inició su carrera como maestro de Historia Universal AP y Gobierno AP en la Preparatoria Tustin. Durante su permanencia en el TUSD, Mr. Giebe se desempeñó como subdirector y director de la Escuela Secundaria Utt, como maestro de Historia Universal en la Preparatoria Foothill y luego como maestro y Director Atlético en la Preparatoria Tustin antes de ocupar su puesto interino actual como subdirector.   

Foothill High School

Crystal Kirch

Crystal Kirch, ha sido nombrada Subdirectora de la Preparatoria Foothill. Mrs. Kirch actualmente se desempeña como subdirectora interina de la Preparatoria Beckman. 

Mrs. Kirch ha trabajado en educación durante aproximadamente 15 años, comenzando su carrera en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Santa Ana como Maestra de Matemáticas, donde también se desempeñó como Presidenta del Departamento de Matemáticas y Asistente del Coach de Baloncesto Femenino. Mrs. Kirch se unió al Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tustin en 2014 como Coach de Aprendizaje Digital de Maestra de Asignación Especial (TOSA). Antes de su puesto más reciente como subdirectora interina en la Preparatoria Beckman, se desempeñó como TOSA de matemáticas secundarias durante seis años. 

“A través de un proceso altamente competitivo, estos líderes se destacaron”, mencionó el superintendente Mark Johnson. “Es un placer tener tantos candidatos apasionados, solidarios y calificados aquí mismo en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tustin. Este es un grupo de líderes educativos dedicados y altamente calificados y confió en sus habilidades para construir una comunidad, servir a los estudiantes, apoyar al personal y las familias, y amplificar el gran trabajo que se está realizando en el TUSD.”