Friday, May 18, 2012


New Magnolia School Administrative Team
The Pleasant Ridge Union School District is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Administrative Team at Magnolia Intermediate School.
Mr. Gene Morgan has been selected to serve as the Principal at Magnolia Intermediate School effective July 1, 2012. Mr. Morgan has extensive experience as both a Vice Principal and Principal at the middle and high school levels in addition to serving as a Curriculum & Instruction Mentor in the Twin Rivers School District. Further, he is experienced in the implementation of Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) which is an element of the Response to Intervention movement and a critical element in designing pathways to academic success for students.  Additionally, Mr. Morgan currently serves on the University of Oregon's College of Education Advisory Council.
Magnolia Intermediate School's new Vice Principal for the 2012-13 school year is Mr. Gregg Motarjeme. Mr. Motarjeme is currently employed as a Math teacher by the Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District in Placer County. In addition to his classroom assignment Mr. Motarjeme serves as the Math Department Chair, President of the Dry Creek Teachers Association, and has held leadership roles in the area of curriculum development, Professional Learning Communities, Response to Intervention, and is a Technology Integration Trainer.
The District believes that the areas of expertise, strengths, and collective experience of these individuals will provide strong leadership, vision, and direction which will serve Magnolia School well as we move toward implementation of the new Common Core Standards.
Both Mr. Morgan and Mr. Motarjeme will be visiting Magnolia Intermediate School on May 24th and 25th in order to begin the process of meeting staff members, students, and members of the community. 
The Magnolia Parent's Club has scheduled a Meet and Greet event for May 24th beginning at 8:45 A.M. in the District Conference Room so that parents of incoming 6th grade students can begin getting acquainted with the new Administrative Team.  Additionally, please look for additional opportunities to get acquainted with these gentlemen as the start of the 2012-13 school year draws nearer. 

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