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New Principal Appointed to Preparatory Academy

Alison Guernsey Ms. Alison Guernsey has served as the Assistant Principal at Crystal Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year. She began her teaching career in 2007, joining our district in 2012 beginning at David A. Weir Preparatory Academy (DAW). In 2012 Ms. Guernsey was selected to become an Academic Support Teacher given her strong instructional practices.

Ms. Guernsey wore many hats during her time teaching at David A. Weir Preparatory Academy. She served as the PBIS Site Coordinator, an AVID Site Coordinator, the Assessment Program Manager, and worked as their Teacher in Charge during administrator absences. In addition, Ms. Guernsey had been the School Program Coordinator and Principal for the Extended School Year Program for three years. It is without question that she continued this pattern after her transition to Assistant Principal at Crystal Middle School. Over the past year Ms. Guernsey has gained the knowledge necessary to serve in a higher capacity, she has been faced with trials as any site administrator would be, and without hesitation she overcame them and truly shined in her assistant principal position.

Martha Lacy, Assistant Director of Elementary Education wrote in reference to Ms. Guernsey:

“She is masterful at building relationships with her school community, is respected for having the highest of expectations for student achievement and is courageous in confronting difficult issues. I have observed her with staff on multiple occasions and have always found her to be positive, inspirational and professional. Her ultimate goal is always to do what is right for kids and for them to become productive, successful people.

She embodies the “No Excuses” philosophy and will do whatever it takes to help students and her school improve and reach their goals. Her positive attitude, strength of character and commitment to excellence are skills that will serve her well in any administrative position.”

Ms. Guernsey is a graduate of National University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies, her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and her Master of Education in Cross-Cultural Education. She went on to earn her Administrative Credential at California State University, Sacramento, in December of 2016.

We are excited to announce Ms. Alison Guernsey as the Principal of David A. Weir Preparatory Academy. You will continue to do great things, congratulations Alison!

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