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Moreno Valley USD welcomes new principals and administrators

As part of the Moreno Valley Unified School District Board of Education's commitment to continue our District's forward momentum, we want to ensure we have the best leaders in the right places. With that, we will be making several administrative changes, effective July-September 2021.

 

We thank each of these District and school leaders for everything they do for our students, as well as their willingness and enthusiasm to take on these new roles and responsibilities. Together, we will continue to Shine Brighter with Excellence on Purpose!

 

If you have questions about any new assignments, please contact the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Martinrex Kedziora.

 

Effective September 2021

 


Alondra Johnson

Alondra Johnson

Assistant Principal, Cloverdale Elementary School

Ms. Alondra Johnson joined the Moreno Valley Unified School District in 2009, with her most recent assignment being a teacher at Vista Heights Middle School.

Ms. Johnson is the Junior Black Achiever (JBA) coordinator, the Girls in Engineering and Math Science (GEMS) coordinator, the African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) coordinator, and the Homework Haven coordinator, which supports student achievement. She holds a UCR STEAM certification. Ms. Johnson recently earned her Administrative Leadership certificate from Moreno Valley Unified School District.

 

Shelly Larson

Shelly Larson

Assistant Principal, Bear Valley Elementary School

Ms. Shelly Larson is joining Moreno Valley Unified from a neighboring district, where she previously worked as an elementary teacher since 2014.
 
Ms. Larson has served her district in a variety of capacities, including: Leadership Academy, Spelling Bee Coordinator, Teacher Team Leader, 100 Mile Club Coach, School Site Council, Technology and Math Mentor, and the Positive Behavior Committee. We are excited to welcome her to our MVUSD family!
 

Kamilah Williams

Kamilah Williams

Nutritionist

Ms. Kamilah Williams is joining Moreno Valley Unified from the Glendale Unified School District. 

Ms. Williams has served in a variety of roles related to her field, including a position as supervising Nutritionist, a Nutrition Manager in Long Beach, and a Health and Nutrition Manager in Los Angeles, before her most recent role as Assistant Director of Nutrition Services in Glendale. She has an extensive background in childcare food service and all the intricacies of K-12 meal programs.

 
 
Grant Dolan

Grant Dolan

Assistant Principal, Badger Springs Middle School

Mr. Grant Dolan has been a band teacher in our district since 2008. He currently serves as the band teacher at Badger Springs. He is also the coordinator of the Moreno Valley Unified School District’s District Honor Marching Band summer concerts and 4th of July parade – 2013 and 2015.
 
Mr. Dolan is highly active in the community, and has served on the Moreno Valley’s Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Committee for two years, is the current Music Club Advisor, and has been the director of the Canyon Springs High School Band Boosters for nine years.  He also serves as a Moreno Valley Educators Association site representative, is a chairperson on the Restructuring Committee, Attendance Committee, and AG Awareness Committee, and is a member of the Master Schedule Committee, and a member of the International Baccalaureate Implementation Committee as the Arts Representative.
 

Kymberly Taylor

Kymberly Taylor

Assistant Principal, Sunnymead Elementary School

Ms. Kymberly Taylor has over twenty years of experience in education, and has been with the Moreno Valley Unified School District since August 1997, in roles as a teacher, as a counselor, and most recently as the African American Parent Involvement Specialist.

 
Ms. Taylor helps organize and maintain the District’s African American Parent Advisory Councils (AAPAC) and African American Advisory Council (AAAC), as well as parent engagement activities. She also coordinates and helps conduct monthly AAAC meetings with site personnel and parent representatives. She serves on the Riverside County African American Achievement Initiative, and was a collaborator in the development of the Blueprint for Success.
 

Angela Khoury

Angela Khoury

Assistant Principal, North Ridge Elementary School

Ms. Angela Khoury is joining Moreno Valley Unified School District from the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, where she has served since 2007 in various teacher roles, such as an Independent Study Classroom Teacher, Lead Teacher, and a Community School Classroom Teacher.
 
Ms. Khoury brings experience from a variety of positions during her career, some of which include roles as: AVID Coordinator, Senior Class Liaison, Graduation Committee Co-Chair, School Site Council Chair, Curriculum Committee member, Special Education Monitoring Group member, and WASC Visiting Committee member. She is also fluent in three languages: Italian, Arabic, and English!
 

Muriel Vega

Muriel Vega

Principal, Edgemont Elementary School

Ms. Muriel Vega has been with the Moreno Valley Unified School District since 2018, where she served as a teacher, AAIIAC, and then her most recent position as Assistant Principal. 

Ms. Vega is a professional who truly has a profound and positive impact upon the educational system in our District. One of Ms. Vega’s greatest strengths is cultivating a positive school culture with a tiered system of positive interventions. Ms. Vega is ready for this next step in her career. She is committed to building rapport with Edgemont Elementary’s staff, parents and students to effectively serve them.

 

Smiley Villavicencio

Smiley Villavicencio

Director, Professional Development

Mr. Smiley Villavicencio has served in the Moreno Valley Unified School District as an elementary school principal for the last 10 years. He has been a member of the negotiations and PAR committees within the district. In 2018, he helped launch a school-wide STEAM program at Edgemont Elementary School in which every student engaged in computer coding and began to work with robotics.

Mr. Villavicencio is a passionate and dedicated individual who successfully completes any and all tasks he takes on. His rapport with the staff and community and his dedication to working with diverse students and their families in making sure that our district meets their needs is unparalleled. 

 
 

Effective August 2021

 


Marissa Beamer

Marissa Beemer

Assistant Principal, Mountain View Middle School

Ms. Marissa Beemer is joining Moreno Valley Unified School District from Walnut Valley USD, where she served as a high school English teacher and middle school Language Arts teacher.

Ms. Beemer earned her Master’s of Educational Administration from Concordia University and her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Fairfield University.

 

Dr. Ambra Dodds-Main

Dr. Ambra Dodds-Main

Principal, Sunnymead Elementary School

Dr. Ambra Dodds-Main joined Moreno Valley Unified School District in 2018 as an AAIIAC at Butterfield Elementary School. She moved to Sunnymead Elementary School in 2020, where she has been serving as assistant principal. Prior to joining MVUSD, Dr. Dodds-Main worked at the Corona Norco Unified School District.

Dr. Dodds-Main earned her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University. She received her Master of Arts in Education, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University, San Bernardino

 

Emmie Glancy

Emmie Glancy

Academic Administrator of Instruction Improvement and Academic Coaching, Honey Hollow

Ms. Emmy Glancy was most recently a professional development specialist. She joined Moreno Valley Unified in 2005 as a biology and chemistry teacher. She became a professional development specialist in 2018.

Ms. Glancy earned her Master’s degree in teaching-reading and technology at the University of Redlands and her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from California State University, San Bernardino

 
 
Jennifer Griffin

Jennifer Griffin

Assistant Principal, Palm Middle School

Ms. Jennifer Griffin has been with Moreno Valley Unified since 2017, serving as a 7th and 8th grade ELD/English teacher. She was most recently at Landmark Middle School.

Prior to joining MVUSD, Ms. Griffin was an Upland High School 8th and 10th grade English Language Arts teacher, a 9th – 12th grade credit recovery English teacher at Upland Adult School, and an adults with disabilities teacher at Chaffey Adult School.

Ms. Griffin received her Master’s in Education Technology from National University and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Youth Ministry at Hope International University.

 
 
Alex Kantola

Alex Kantola

Assistant Principal, Butterfield Elementary School

Mr. Alex Kantola has been a 6th grade math/science teacher with the district since 2003. His most recent assignment was at Badger Springs Middle School.

Mr. Kantola earned a Master of Education in Administration from California State University, San Bernardino, a Master of Science Kinesiology in Sports Management from CBU, and a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies from California State University, San Bernardino.

 

Christopher Lindquist

Christopher Lindquist

Assistant Principal, Landmark Middle School

Mr. Christopher Lindquist was most recently a 7th/8th middle school teacher and AVID coordinator at Landmark Middle School. He has been with the district since 2013. Prior to joining MVUSD, Mr. Lindquist was a support teacher in the Corona-Norco Unified School District.

Mr. Lindquist received his Master of Education degree from Cal State San Marcos and his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from UC Riverside.

 

Denise Macedo

Denise Macedo

Assistant Principal, La Jolla and Hendrick Ranch Elementary School

Ms. Denise Macedo is joining MVUSD from the Anaheim Elementary School District. She had been with the district since 2011, serving as an elementary school teacher and a teacher on special assignment - intervention and instruction.

Ms. Macedo earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from University of Southern California and her Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies from Cal State University

 

Angela Dube-Robinson

Angela Dube-Robinson

Coordinator, Professional Development & Digital Learning

Ms. Angela Dube-Robinson has been with MVUSD since 1987. She joined as an elementary school teacher and was promoted to Professional Development Specialist in 2014.

Ms. Dube-Robinson received her Master of Arts in Education, School Administration from Cal State University, San Bernardino and her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from University of California, Riverside.

 
 

Effective July 2021

 


Abeer Awad

Abeer Awad

Principal, Box Springs Elementary School

Mrs. Abeer Awad will join Box Springs Elementary as principal. Mrs. Awad has been an assistant principal in Moreno Valley Unified since 2019. She was previously assistant principal at Cypress Elementary school. She has taught at the elementary and middle school level.

Mrs. Awad received her Master of Education in Teaching and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from California State University, Los Angeles.

 

Dr. Selene Amancio

Dr. Selene Amancio

Principal, Serrano Elementary School

Dr. Selene Amancio joins our district as Principal of Serrano Elementary School. She has served as a principal at Pomona Unified School District since 2010. Prior to her role as principal, she served as assistant principal and teacher on assignment. 

Dr. Amancio earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Cal Poly Pomona. She also has a Master of Arts in Education from Claremont Graduate School and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from California State University, Long Beach.

 

Toby Bushee

Toby Bushee 

Facilities and Events Manager

Mr. Toby Bushee has been named the district’s facilities and events manager. He most recently served as the executive director of conference and events services for Scripps College in Claremont. Mr. Bushee was the director of commercial services at CSU, Stanislaus and the director of events and donor stewardship at CSU, Dominguez Hills. He is the president of the Moreno Valley Education Foundation, which spearheaded the Adopt-a-Senior program the past two school years.

Mr. Bushee is a graduate of Moreno Valley High School.

 
 
Michael McNutt

Michael McNutt

Principal, Ramona Elementary School

Mr. Micheal McNutt will join Ramona Elementary as its new principal. Mr. McNutt was most recently the assistant principal at Butterfield Elementary School. In addition, he has been an AAIIAC and teacher in the district.

Mr. McNutt received his Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Cal State San Bernardino and his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Cal State University San Marcos.

 
 
Nadakia Neal

Nadakia Neal

Director III, Wellness And Community Outreach

Ms. Nadakia Neal has been promoted from principal of Creekside Elementary School to director III of Wellness and Community Outreach. Ms. Neal was most recently the principal at Creekside Elementary School. She has been in the district since 2004, when she was a teacher. In addition, she is the immediate past President of the Association of Moreno Valley Management Personnel (AMVMP).

Ms. Neal earned her Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction at Cal State San Bernardino and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of California, Riverside.

 

Dr. Jaime Zepeda

Dr. Jaime Zepeda

Principal, Creekside Elementary School

Dr. Jaime Zepeda has been named Creekside Elementary’s new principal. He has been serving as the assistant principal to Hendrick Ranch and La Jolla elementary schools. Dr. Zepeda started as a special education teacher in our district in 2003.

Dr. Zepeda earned his Doctor of Education degree from Brandman University.  He also holds a Master of Arts in Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Cal State San Bernardino.