Town Square

Foothill, Amador high, Pleasanton Middle School principals leaving posts in June

Original post made on Mar 28, 2013

Both of Pleasanton's veteran high school principals are leaving the district. John Dwyer made the announcement Wednesday morning in a letter to Foothill High staff. He's moving to Fremont Union High School District, where he'll take over as principal of Lynbrook High School in west San Jose beginning July 1.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7:51 AM


Like this comment
Posted by AvFan
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 28, 2013 at 8:23 am

Jim Hansen was an outstanding principal. He had a great way of connecting with kids and we are going to miss him.

Like this comment
Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 28, 2013 at 9:38 am

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

Two are retiring after good and long careers with the district, and the third has found another great opportunity after many years with the district. They are hardly rats.

Like this comment
Posted by Randy Randleman
a resident of Mission Park
on Mar 28, 2013 at 9:42 am

Congrats to Jim Hansen on his retirement. My kids have been with him since starting at Harvest Park and loved him. He has always been professional, friendly and a great leader of the schools he has been at! Thank you Jim for all you have done to help the children and families of Pleasanton.

Like this comment
Posted by parent
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Mar 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

So sorry to see these great administrators leaving. I hope that with all our financial challenges our district is able to recruit people of equal calibre -somehow I doubt it.

Like this comment
Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Congratulation on retirements! "Attrition is at a all time high and morale is at an all time low." Note: useless comment without specifics; use another thread. Personnel motivation to partner with your peers for change, is evidently the only answer. Peer pressure from like-minded teachers does seem to get the job done...for the children. If you don't like it, go to another district. Again...Congratulations for years of service.

Like this comment
Posted by PUSS Parent
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Mar 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Love it or leave it, huh? You wouldnt want anyone to improve things or change something for the better? That used to be the American way, but now it is mostly accept whatever the government dishes. Some of us havent given up and still try to improve.

Like this comment
Posted by DJohns
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Mar 29, 2013 at 9:46 am

DJohns is a registered user.

JIm Hansen is a fantastic principal, his compassion and insight has been a great benefit to many students. Jim's retirement is a loss to Amador.

(Comment partially removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)