Parents and students at five GESD schools will meet a new principal when school doors swing open for the start of the 2012-13 school year Aug. 13.
News principals began their assignments on June 11 at Bicentennial South, Discovery, Landmark and Sunset Vista. A new principal for Sine was approved tonight.
Jody Gallimore is the new principal at Bicentennial South. She has spent most of her 27-year education career with the Glendale Elementary School District, where she began as a teacher in 1985. Gallimore also served as a Technology Mentor, Mathematics / Science Achievement Advisor and curriculum and instruction coordinator. She most recently was the assistant principal at Isaac Imes School. In addition to her work in GESD, Gallimore also was a Language Arts Instructor at Arizona State University – West. Gallimore earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in elementary education from ASU. Gallimore replaces Dr. Sue Pederson, who is now GESD’s director of academic support services.
Dr. Brad Jamison will bring his 13 years of experience with him to Discovery as its new principal. Dr. Jamison has served as a teacher, instructional specialists, assistant principal and principal. In addition to GESD, he has worked in the Chandler, Higley and Gilbert unified school districts. Most recently Dr. Jamison served as assistant principal at Horizon. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver, a Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix and his doctorate from Nova Southwestern University. He replaces Diane Pesch, who is the new principal at Landmark.
A familiar face will occupy the principal’s office at Sunset Vista. Dr. Bryan Richman, who has served the last two years as assistant principal at the school, was promoted to principal. Over a 17-year career, Richman has served as a teacher in the Baltimore City School System and as an assistant principal in GESD, first at Horizon, then at Sunset Vista. Dr. Richman earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, his Master’s degree from the University of Maryland and his doctorate from Arizona State University. He replaces Mark Hughes, who retired.
At Sine, Tish Mineer will also move from assistant principal to principal. Over a 25-year career she has worked as a teacher, program coach and assistant principal. Mineer has worked in the Cartwright and Washington elementary school districts, and since 2007 has served as assistant principal at Sine. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska, a Master’s degree in elementary education from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s degree in educational administration from Grand Canyon University. Mineer replaces Barb Hill, who retired.
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