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LHCSD names two new principals

By Jay Seidel
La Habra Journal

Some administration changes are taking place at the La Habra City School District.

Sharon Hensley

Sharon Hensley has been hired as the new principal at Las Positas Elementary School. She is replacing Mike Klewer, who retired this year after nearly 30 years in education.

Hensley was assistant principal for instruction at Buena Park High School and has served as a teacher at all grade levels. She was also a high school counselor.
According to the LHCSD, Hensley has witnessed the power of teamwork and the impact it has on a school community throughout her career and is looking forward to working together with students, teachers, school staff, parents, and members of the community
In addition, the LHCSD promoted Dr. Mario Carlos to director of communications and special programs. Carlos, who was principal of Washington Middle School, will be working closely with district administration to meet the needs of students in the La Habra City School District.

Dr. Mario Carlos and Dr. George Lopez

To replace Carlos, Dr. George Lopez was appointed to be the principal of Washington Middle School. Lopez had been the principal of Ladera Palma Elementary School for the last three years. Prior to that, he was vice principal at Washington Middle School where he worked with Carlos.
According to the district, a process has been initiated to select the new principal for Ladera Palma. They are looking to involve parents, teachers, and staff in the process, and a principal will be in place for the next school year.

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