Dr. Cari White named principal of Warren High

DOWNEY — Dr. Cari White has been named principal of Warren High School. The promotion was announced Monday by the Downey Board of Education.

Dr. Cari White, photo courtesy DUSD

Dr. Cari White, photo courtesy DUSD

White replaces Dr. Laura Rivas, who left Downey Unified in July to accept an administration position with another school district. Retired DUSD administrator Phil Davis briefly served as interim principal until the school board formally promote White.

Dr. White has been part of the Warren High School family for 20 years, serving as a special education teacher, ASB director and dean, before she was promoted to assistant principal in 2016.

“I’m so excited to continue my work at such a wonderful high school and am grateful to the Board of Education for giving me this opportunity,” said Dr. White following the Board of Education meeting on Monday. “I believe wholeheartedly in the amazing programs Warren offers and know that our hardworking staff care deeply about the success of each and every one of our students. I feel blessed to be able to continue serving our Warren students, families and staff in this new role.”

“I, along with the entire Board of Education, are thrilled to have Dr. White leading Warren High forward in the coming years,” said Superintendent Dr. John Garcia. “Please join me in thanking Phil Davis for his efforts these past few months and congratulating Dr. White as Warren’s new principal.”

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