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Hart principal Terry Conde reassigned to Amador Valley High as VP

School district names new Harvest Park principal as other administrators also move

Hart Middle principal Terry Conde has been reassigned as a vice principal at Amador Valley High School, prompting a series of promotions and other administrative shuffling.

Foothill vice principal Leslie Heller was named at a May 24 board meeting as Conde's replacement at Hart.

Heller's post will be filled by Marcel Baker, currently a Hart vice principal, schools spokesman Patrick Gannon confirmed Tuesday. Amador Valley vice principal Suzanne Smith will assume Baker's position at Hart.

The changes started after the school board voted in February to reassign Conde due to unspecified personnel issues, Gannon said. She will continue as principal at Hart until July 1, when Heller will become the principal.

Heller has been with PUSD for 17 years and has been Foothill's vice principal since 2012.

Conde has been Hart's principal since 2010.

Hart is one of four schools that will have a new permanent principal at the start of the 2016-17 school year. Harvest Park Middle, Walnut Grove Elementary and Amador Valley High will also have new school leaders -- or, in some cases, the new principal started the job this semester.

Harvest Park's new principal and several more vice principal appointments were also named this week.

Ethan Cheever, a principal in San Bruno, was named at Tuesday's board meeting as Harvest Park's new leader. He has been the principal at Parkside Intermediate School since 2014 and has also been an assistant principal in Newark.

In addition, Alisal teacher Joseph Meunier was promoted to vice principal at Hart, Mountain View educator Olivia Hayes was hired as a vice principal at Walnut Grove and Vintage Hills, and San Ramon Valley Unified special education program supervisor Carolyn Dobel was hired as a vice principal at Pleasanton Middle.

Hart Middle teacher Mary Geasa was also promoted to vice principal at Fairlands and Mohr, and San Ramon Valley Unified educator Doris Kwok was hired as an Amador Valley vice principal.

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