District Welcomes New Administrators
New Administrative Appointments
August 15, 2016
Superintendent Scott Scambray is pleased to announce the following administrative appointments and/or changes in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District for the 2016/17 school year.
Jacqueline Barry has been selected as the Assistant Principal, Student Services (APSS) at Sonora High School (SOHS) replacing the formerly identified position of Dean of Academic Services position at SOHS. Jackie served as the Dean of Student Services since 2015 at SOHS. Jackie came to the District via the Buena Park School District where she taught junior high mathematics, AVID, and third grade for 13 years and for one year Jackie was the Director of Summer Day camp in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Jackie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University and her Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fullerton. Jackie lives in Huntington Beach with her husband, Bill and son, Billy (2).
Lance Bletscher has been selected as the Assistant Principal, Pupil Services, (APPS) at Buena Park High School (BPHS). Lance replaces Mary Boules who left the District to go to Jurupa Valley Unified School District as a middle school principal. Lance served as the Assistant Principal Student Affairs (APSA), at Troy High School (TRHS) for two years. Prior to moving to TRHS, Lance was the Dean of Student Services at Sunny Hills High School for two years. Lance began his career in the District in 2004 teaching science for ten years at BPHS. During that time, Lance also served as a master teacher and BTSA support provider. Lance earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology at Northern Arizona University; a Master of Science degree in Secondary Education, and a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential at CSUF. Lance and his wife, Jennie, live in Tustin and have three children: Vann (8), Lyric (5), and Isla Mae (2 ).
Brian Clark, Ed.D. has been selected as the Assistant Principal Student Affairs (APSA), at BPHS, starting approximately August 15, 2016. Brian replaces APSA Belinda Mountjoy who has moved to FUHS as the Assistant Principal Instruction and Operations (APIO). Brian comes to the District from Prospects High School in Antioch Unified School District (AUSD) where he was the principal of the alternative education high school from 2012 to the present. From 2007 to 2012, Brian served as the Vice Principal at Deer Valley High School in AUSD. From 2005 to 2007, Brian was the Learning Director in the West Fresno School District (WFSD). Brian taught sixth grade in WFSD from 2000 to 2005. Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts, Sociology emphasis, from Fresno State University, his Master of Arts in Education Administration from National University, and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University, East Bay. Brian and his wife, Tamara, are relocating to Long Beach and have five children: Breanna (22), Charisma (20), Brian (18), Orion (12), Kion (12), and one grandson Talon (3).
Matthew Eeles has been selected as the Assistant Principal Student Affairs (APSA) at La Habra High School (LHHS) to replace Melissa Stinson who was moved to Assistant Principal Pupil Services at LHHS. Prior to joining the District, Matthew served as Principal from 2012 to June of 2016 at Mayfair Middle School for the Bellflower Unified School District. From 2009 to 2012, he served as an Assistant Principal for activities and athletics, and from 2007 to 2009 he served as Assistant Principal for Guidance and Discipline at Mayfair High School. In 2007, Matthew served as a middle school counselor, and from 1998 to 2007 he taught middle school Opportunities, coached baseball, and served as the ASB Advisor and Athletic Director. Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from the University of Utah, a Master of Arts in Education Administration, and an Administrative Credential from Azusa Pacific University. Matt and his wife Kimberly, live in Long Beach with their two daughters Kylie (7), and Cassidy (4).
Renee Gates has been selected as the Assistant Principal Student Affairs (APSA) at Troy High School (TRHS). Renee replaces Lance Bletcher who has moved to BPHS as the APPS. Renee comes to the District from Desert Sands Unified School District where she was an Assistant Principal for Child Welfare and Attendance from February 2016 to present. From 2010 to 2016, Renee served as Assistant Principal at Palm Desert High School overseeing student discipline, activities, athletics, and facilities. Renee taught Physical Education for Desert Sands Unified School District from 1998 to 2001. Renee was originally trained at Adlai Stevenson High School in Chicago working directly with Rick DuFour and Professional Learning Communities. Renee earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration from Brandman University. Renee and her son Nathan (12) live in Coachella Valley and will be relocating to Orange County.
Madeline Grande has been selected as the Assistant Principal Student Services replacing the formerly identified position of Dean of Academic Services position at Buena Park High School (BPHS). Prior to joining the District in 2015, Madeline taught English and social studies from 2011 to 2015 to adult and at-risk students at Norwalk-La Mirada School District. During this time, she was the High School Diploma Department Chair and served on the ELA Common Core team. From 2007 to 2011, she taught English, Honors US History, and CAHSEE prep for Los Angeles Unified School District and in 2006 was a teacher in the Conejo Valley Unified School District and Pleasant Valley School District. Madeline earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American and Latino Studies in 2005 at the University of California, Santa Cruz; a Masters in Education at California State University, Long Beach in 2012; and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and her Administrative Services Credential at California State University, Fullerton in 2015. Madeline is fluent in Spanish and lives in Fullerton.
Jadyn Grunbaum has been selected as the Assistant Principal Student Services replacing the formerly identified position of Dean of Academic Services position at Fullerton Union High School (FUHS). Jadyn served as Dean of Academic Services from 2013 to 2016 at FUHS. From 2005 to 2013, Jadyn taught AP/IB English at FUHS and served as the advisor for ASB. Jadyn earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from California State University, Chico, a Single-Subject teaching credential in English and her master’s degree at Vanguard University of Southern California. Jadyn and her husband Brandon live in Huntington Beach and are expecting their first child in December. Jadyn grew up in Fullerton and is an Alumni of FUHS.
Mason Morris has been selected as Assistant Principal of Student Services, replacing the formerly identified position of Dean of Academic Services position at Sunny Hills High School (SHHS). Mason served as Dean of Academic Services at SHHS for the 2015/16 school year. Mason began his teaching career with the District in 1998 and has taught chemistry and Honors chemistry at Sonora High School (SOHS). Mason served as the Science Department Chair from 2003 to 2005. He lead a WASC focus group at SOHS and developed and implemented the Peer Pre-teach tutoring program assisting ELD students. Mason earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1997 at California State University, Fullerton; a Master of Arts in Educational Administration and an Administrative Credential at California State University, Fullerton in 2005. Mason actively coaches and participates on the Board for Golden Hills Little League baseball. Mason and his wife, Heidi, live in Fullerton and have two children, Rylan (10) and Cameron (7).
Belinda Mountjoy was selected as the Assistant Principal Instruction and Operations (APIO) at Fullerton Union High School. Belinda replaces Andrea Brumbaugh who accepted the position of principal at Nova Academy in Santa Ana. Belinda Mountjoy made the transition to FUHS Monday, August 1, 2016. Belinda joined the District on October 12, 2015, as the APSA, at Buena Park High School. Prior to joining the District, Belinda served as the Associate Principal of Testing and Accountability at Buhach Colony High School in the Merced Union High School District. From 2011 to 2014, she served as the Dean of Discipline, Safety, and Security at North High School; and from 2007 to 2011 as the Special Education Facilitator at Cesar Chavez High School in the Phoenix Union High School District. From 2006 to 2007, Belinda taught Special Education and served as the Special Education Department Chair. Belinda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Cross Categorical Special Education from Northern Arizona University in 2000; a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership and an Administrative Services
Credential in 2004 from the University of Northern Arizona. Belinda and her fiancé, Ramon, live in Newport Beach.
Melissa Stinson has been appointed as Assistant Principal Pupil Services (APPS) at La Habra High School (LHHS) replacing Damien Hernandez who left the District to work in Jurupa Unified School District. Melissa served as the APSA at LHHS in 2015/16. In 2014, Melissa served as Dean of Academic Services and WASC Coordinator at LHHS. From 2012 to 2014, Melissa helped develop and served as the HiSTEP Coordinator at LHHS. From 2009 to 2014, Melissa served as the LHHS AVID Coordinator and AVID teacher. Overlapping this time, from 2011 to 2014, Melissa served as the LHHS yearbook and publications teacher. Melissa began as an English teacher at LHHS in 2005 and has taught English from 2005 through 2014. Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and her Master's degree in Educational Leadership at California State University, Fullerton. Melissa and her husband, Ron Congelliere, live in Fullerton and have two children, Giovanni (5) and Delilah (2).
Betty-Thuy Vutang has been selected to serve as the Assistant Principal Student Services at La Habra High School (LHHS) replacing the formerly identified position of Dean of Academic Services position at (LHHS). Betty served as Dean of Academic Services at LHHS for the 2015/16 school year. Betty-Thuy came to the District in 2006 and has served as a French, ELD, and AVID teacher at LHHS. During this time, Betty-Thuy served as the French Department and ELD co-coordinator, World Language chair, and Link Crew co-coordinator. Betty-Thuy earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Linguistics in 2003 and a Highly Qualified French Certificate at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada; a Master's of Arts in Linguistics at California State University, Long Beach in 2013; and an Administrative Services Credential at California State University, Fullerton in 2015. Betty is currently working on her doctorate at American College of Education. Betty-Thuy and her husband live in La Habra.
Gayle Morgenstern has been selected as the Assistant Principal Student Services (APSS), at Troy High School (TRHS). Gayle comes to the District from the Baldwin Park Unified School District where she served since 2011 as an Assistant Principal overseeing the Master Schedule, student intervention, curriculum, and summer school. From 2010 to 2011, Gayle served as Principal for the Brookhurst Junior High School Adult Education Program in Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD). From 2006 to 2010, Gayle served as Assistant Principal at Dale Junior High School in the AUHSD. From 2004 to 2006, Gayle served as Assistant Principal at Guajome Park Academy in the Vista Unified School District. Gayle taught Biology and Physics from 2002 to 2004, Integrated Science from 2001 to 2002, and from 2000 to 2001, Gayle served as a K-8 Science Coordinator. Gayle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, Biology and Education from Mary Washington College, and a Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Central Michigan University. Gayle and her husband, Geoffrey, live in Placentia and have five children: Chris (22), Nick (18), Sam (15), Reese (14), and Alexis (11).