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Rowland Unified Announces Administrative Appointments

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA -- JULY 22, 2009 – The Rowland Unified School District Board of Education announced the following administrative appointments at last night’s Board of Education meeting effective immediately:
Karen Magaña, Learning Director at Alvarado Intermediate School: Magaña joins Rowland from Little Lake City School District, where for three years she was Assistant Principal at Lakeside Middle School. She was also a Literacy Coach and Teacher for six years and coordinated intervention programs for non-proficient students, provided coaching support for teachers and curriculum development and standards alignment. Magaña is an experienced teacher in primary and upper grades and is fluent in Spanish. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and her Masters in Educational Administration from California State University, Los Angeles.
Glenda Lisette Marin, Learning Director for Killian Elementary School and Ybarra Academy of the Arts and Technology: Marin was an Assistant Principal at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary in Los Angeles Unified School District, where her focus was on instruction. She also coordinated the English Language Acquisition Program and academic intervention programs. Her experience also includes teaching at Hoover Street Elementary and as an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature from University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Pepperdine University.
Sam Oramas, Vice Principal at Nogales High School: Oramas joins Rowland from Saddleback Valley Unified, where he was Assistant Principal at Laguna Hills High School and was responsible for discipline and attendance. He was also Dean of Students at Temple City High School in charge of discipline. Oramas taught math and social science at Downey High School for seven years where he worked with at-risk students and English Language Learners. He is fluent in Spanish and is an attorney who received his Doctorate in Law from Brigham Young University Law School and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Doi Johnson, Vice Principal at Nogales High School: Johnson is thrilled to be returning to his Alma Mater. Johnson was Assistant Principal at Lynwood High School, where he was responsible for discipline, attendance and security. He also spent 16 years teaching in the areas of Physical Education at Jordan High School and Jefferson High School in Los Angeles, and a Special Education Math Teacher at Gardena High School and History/Language Arts Teacher at Eliot Middle School in Pasadena. Johnson has extensive coaching experience and was President of the Los Angeles Football Coaches Association from 1997 – 2007 and received various coaching awards including Coach of the Year by the Los Angeles Times. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Whittier College and Masters of Science in Administration from Pepperdine University.
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