Pleasanton school district leaders will hold special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at Walnut Grove Elementary School to answer questions about recent staff and administrative changes in the district, including naming another new principal at Walnut Grove.
Those changes have brought some new faces to Pleasanton schools after some promotions left their current positions up in the air.
One significant change was at Walnut Grove where principal Jan Steed has been reassigned as the district's assistant director of adult and career education. Steed has been principal at Walnut Grove since May 2014.
Replacing Steed as interim principal is Chris Connor, a vice principal at Fairlands and Mohr elementary schools with 11 years of education experience.
The school district's decision to restart its adult education program this year necessitated hiring a director and assistant director, both of whom were picked from the district's ranks.
Glen Sparks, formerly the district's coordinator of career and technical education, was selected as the director of adult and career education last month.
Those appointments set off a chain of promotions and new hires.
Kathy Roselle, a retired principal from Dublin, will replace Connor as vice principal at Fairlands. Beth Cutter, vice principal of Walnut Grove and Vintage Hills, will drop her second assignment to be a full-time vice principal at Walnut Grove.
Robyn Annacherio, formerly a vice principal in Mountain House, will become the interim vice principal at Vintage Hills.
Rich Puppione, retired senior director of student services, will replace Connor as vice principal at Mohr.
Interim superintendent Jim Hansen said Sparks will absorb his former job into his current role as director of adult and career education, so a replacement will not be selected.
The school board voted in November to restore adult education classes after the program was gutted in 2012 due to the recession. The first classes that are expected to be offered are English as a second-language courses.
Walnut Grove is located at 1999 Harvest Road.