Congratulations to RUSD’s Joyce Garcia, who was appointed at Tuesday’s Board of Education Meeting as the new Principal of Rorimer Elementary School, effective July 1. Mrs. Garcia has been an educational leader in the District since 1999, when she began as a teacher at La Seda Elementary and then served as a Cotsen Foundation Mentor Teacher and English Language Development Coach due to her strength in instructional models and ability to collaborate with her peers. She served as a program specialist and literacy coach at Rorimer Elementary and since 2013, has been the Assistant Principal and Coordinator of Student Achievement at Rorimer. She was twice awarded Teacher of the Year and recipient of the Ada Mae Warner Award at both La Seda and Rorimer Elementary Schools. Mrs. Garcia received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from Cal Poly Pomona. (Pictured)
“I am thrilled and grateful for this opportunity to carry forward the accomplishments of the students, teachers, staff and dedicated parent community at Rorimer. My collective experiences over the past 15 years in our Rowland Unified District have provided me a meaningful foundation for this principalship, and I am deeply committed to continue building on our positive achievements and uncovering the possibilities of a successful future,” said Garcia.
Dennis Bixler, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Rowland Unified welcomes Mr. Dennis Bixler as our new Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. He has a Bachelor of Arts in United States History and a Minor in English Literature from University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Science in Educational Administration from National University. He joins us from the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District where he was Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, known for his model of continuous improvement and his collaborative approach as a leader. His educational experience also includes serving students in the roles of Director of Student Support, as a Middle School Principal (where he was honored as Principal of the Year), a High School Assistant Principal, social studies teacher and a teacher of English as a Second Language at the Adult Education level. Prior to his teaching career, he also served as a Special Education Bus Driver. Join us as we welcome Mr. Bixler starting July 1!
Frank Chang, Director of Secondary Education
Mr. Frank Chang will join the Rowland Unified as the new Director of Secondary Education. Mr. Chang earned a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine and a M.A. from California State University, Los Angeles. He has extensive experience as a teacher, an instructor at Cal State University Los Angeles, an assistant principal and a K-8 principal. Most recently Mr. Chang held the position of Principal at Wilson High School in the Hacienda La Puente School District. Help us welcome Frank to Rowland Unified starting July 1. (Pictured)
Michael Tincup, Coordinator Special Education
Rowland welcomes Dr. Tincup who joins us most recently from Anaheim City School District. He brings a wide range of experience in the field of Special Education as a Program Specialist at both the Elementary and Secondary levels. He has served as a lead school program psychologist where he implemented a successful Student Study Team System with the Tiered Response to Intervention (Rti) Model. He was also President and Co-Founder of MaxxLearning, an after-school Academic Performance Club for at-risk students. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Irvine, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and received his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Please welcome Dr. Tincup to Rowland when he starts on July 1.
Rosana McLeod, Director of Purchasing
At Tuesday night’s Board of Education Meeting, Ms. Rosana McLeod was introduced as RUSD’s Director of Purchasing. Rosana is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She has more than 30 years of experience working in school districts, 17 years in the field of purchasing. Of those years, 13 were as a Purchasing Supervisor and the last four have been as a Director of Purchasing. Rowland is excited to welcome Rosana on July 1. (Pictured)