Following a recent leave of absence, Vintage Hills Elementary School principal Ann Jayne informed district officials this week that she is departing from her position for good at the end of the school year.
Pleasanton Unified School District Superintendent David Haglund notified families about Jayne’s departure in an email which also said PUSD staff “wish her well as she pursues other opportunities.”
“I am grateful to Dr. Jayne for her work over the last four years at Vintage Hills and for her service to our students, staff and community,” Haglund said.
No reason was given for Jayne’s resignation but she had been "out for a family emergency" since early March, when vice principal Leslie Navarrette stepped in as acting principal, according to PUSD spokesperson Patrick Gannon. Navarrette’s appointment was retroactively confirmed by the Board of Trustees on April 16.
Jayne, who has been at Vintage Hills since 2015, is the third principal this year to leave PUSD. Amador Valley High School principal Alberto Solorzano departed in February, following a district investigation uncovering a student’s course had been from dropped from their high school transcript by unnamed administrators, in violation of state law. Solorzano’s resignation is effective June 30, according to PUSD. Pleasanton Middle School principal Jill Butler recently announced that she is also retiring at the end of next month.
District officials said they “will be beginning the process of searching for a new principal immediately, and look forward to engaging with our Vintage Hills community in this process.” Navarette, an inclusion specialist who was also previously vice principal at Walnut Grove Elementary School and Harvest Park preschool, will continue to serve at Vintage Hills during that time.
The board will vote on confirming Jayne’s resignation at its regular meeting on May 7, starting at 7 p.m. inside the PUSD headquarters, 4665 Bernal Ave. If approved, her final official date with the district will be June 30, according to personnel documents.