Dear RUSD Parents and Guardians,
I hope you are enjoying your well-deserved summer overflowing with relaxation, new adventures and devoting time to family and friends. As you know Patti Purcell, Principal of Bel Aire School, has retired after a rich career highlighted by many accomplishments that have afforded exceptional programs for students.
As a result of Patti's retirement, we set out early this month to find a replacement. We were fortunate to have a number of qualified candidates throughout the region apply for the position. I am happy to announce that Alexis Cala, the current Assistant Principal of Bel Aire, has been selected as the new principal beginning July 1, 2016. Although most of you may know Lexie, you may not know she received her teaching credential from California State University, Sacramento where she was a member of the Pi Lambda Theta, International Honor Society in Education. She went on to earn her Masters in Educational Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. Lexie has served students throughout California for 18 years, having spent 10 of those years in administrative roles. She has gained diverse K-12 grade experiences in both public and charter school environments. We are pleased to have Lexie honor the tremendous programs found at Bel Aire, while encouraging staff, students and parents to continue to achieve their vision of focusing on all students succeeding academically, socially and emotionally.
We welcome you to join the RUSD Board of Trustees when they take action to approve the appointment of Alexis Cala at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00 p.m.
Nancy Lynch, Ed.D.