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Warren High names new principal

DOWNEY – Laura Rivas has been named principal of Warren High School, replacing John Harris who has been promoted to the district office.

“I am confident with Laura’s priority of putting students first,” said Harris, who is now director of secondary curriculum, instruction and assessment for Downey Unified School District. “She will provide strong leadership in working with the Warren community to take the school to new and greater heights.”

“I am humbled and honored to continue my service at Warren High School as the principal,” said Rivas, who previously served as assistant principal of guidance and curriculum at Warren High. “[I] am looking forward to an exciting year in my new capacity. I am truly fortunate to have the best staff, students and families.”

Harris’ transition to the district office coincides with a shift in California’s common core standards and the elimination of state standardized testing.

“It’s a great time to serve in this capacity,” Harris said. “With the transition to the common core state standards, 21st century skills development, and all the ways we will measure our progress, there will be many opportunities to strengthen the preparation we provide our students for college and career.”

Published: Oct. 17, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 27

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