DOWNEY - A few important personnel changes at the Downey Unified School District effective July 1 have been announced by superintendent Dr. Wendy Doty triggered by the retirement of Jerilyn King-Brown from her post as assistant superintendent of educational services.King-Brown's retirement, to take effect July 31, comes after nine years of service at the district and 38 years overall in the field of education. "We will miss her leadership," Doty said. Roger Brossmer, serving concurrently as city mayor, has been promoted from senior director of certificated personnel to assistant superintendent of certificated human resources. In addition, Doty said, Brossmer will be the chief negotiator for the district. Leslie Jones has also been promoted, from current director of instructional support programs to assistant superintendent of educational services. She replaces King-Brown. Other promotions include: Janice Hobson, from current principal at Old River Elementary School to director of instructional support programs, taking over Jones' old position; and Allison Israwi, from current vice principal at Rio Hondo to principal at Ward Elementary. Jennifer Robbins, current principal at Ward, is moving to Old River Elementary as principal; Denise Taylor, current program administrator for special education, is moving to Rio Hondo as vice principal; and Mayra Bardales has been hired to take Denise Taylor's position. "I have every confidence that these individuals will do outstanding work in their new leadership positions," Doty said.
********** Published: June 21, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 10