And after closed-session deliberations, the trustees announced that San Ramon principal Joe Nguyen would be moving over to Pleasanton next school year to take the principal position at Pleasanton Middle School.
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 Pleasanton Unified School District spokesperson Patrick Gannon. Navarrette's appointment was retroactively confirmed by the Board of Trustees on April 16.
Superintendent David Haglund notified Vintage Hills families about Jayne's permanent departure last week 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.
Jayne's resignation is effective at the end of the school year June 30.
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.
Jayne, who has been at Vintage Hills since 2015, was the third principal to leave PUSD so far this school year, following the abrupt resignation of Alberto Solorzano from Amador Valley High School and the upcoming retirement of Jill Butler at Pleasanton Middle School.
The board completed recruitment for Butler's successor on Tuesday night, hiring Nguyen away from Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon effective next school year.
Nguyen briefly addressed the board and audience and told the Weekly afterwards that he plans to "embrace the Pleasanton Middle School community, get to know people and establish strong relationships" with families and faculty when the 2019-20 school year starts.
Prior to his seven-year tenure at Iron Horse, Nguyen was also a principal in the Castro Valley Unified School District and worked as a middle school teacher before moving into administrative positions. He graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in psychology and received his master's in educational leadership from California State University East Bay.
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