Longtime educator and administrator Karen Hendricks, the current deputy superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District, has been appointed superintendent of schools for the Alta Loma School District. She will begin leadership of the district on Feb. 1, 2021.
The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health has approved the Alta Loma School District’s waiver application for elementary schools to return to in-person classroom instruction. District officials continue to meet with teachers and families to plan details for schools to safely reopen. The return to schools will be a combination of a hybrid in-person educational model and a continuation of the current distance learning format. Families will be able to choose the option that is best for their children.
COVID-19 may keep students from visiting their respective school libraries, but new Hermosa Elementary School librarian Brandy Taylor has initiated a program that takes the library to students. The Hermosa library can now be accessed online, and books can be checked out and picked up at the school office. The only things missing are the bookshelves, library cards and a visit with the librarian.
Dave Roberts, who has enjoyed a long career in education as a teacher, administrator and for the past 12 years as a member of the Alta Loma School District Board of Trustees, has retired from the school board. Roberts has been an advocate for teachers and students beyond his service as a school board member.
Located in the foothill community of Rancho Cucamonga, California, the Alta Loma School District serves over 6,000 achieving students with 300 teachers and administrative staff and an additional 450+ support staff.
The District prides itself on its educational program, which provides each student with the opportunity for maximum intellectual, social, and physical development. Strong parent and community involvement in the schools' academic excellence of our students, professional development of staff, and the stability of leadership all provide the foundation of success for Inspiring Learners for a Lifetime!