Lakeside school district names Rhonda Taylor new superintendent

Rhonda Taylor on Monday was named the following superintendent of the Lakeside Union School District, besting two other finalists and almost two dozen first candidates for the position.

Lakeside school board associates met with candidates Saturday and Sunday ahead of earning the determination to employ Taylor. Taylor was a member of the district’s college board given that 2016 but resigned in April to be ready to utilize for the superintendent’s job.

Latest Lakeside Superintendent Andy Johnsen, employed in 2017 and at this time earning about $220,000, is leaving June 30 and starting up his new occupation the up coming working day as superintendent at San Marcos Unified Faculty District.

Taylor, in her sixth yr as principal at Morningside Elementary School in the Poway Unified College District, will get started in Lakeside on July 1. Agreement details are remaining worked out and are anticipated to be cemented in time for the board’s upcoming conference on June 24. Taylor claimed she has not yet specified her resignation to Poway and is ready for her deal to be finalized.

“Dr. Taylor by now is familiar with the local community, she currently is familiar with the gamers,” claimed Holly Ferrante, Lakeside university board president. “So she will provide unity among everybody. I have labored closely and individually with her on the board for 3 1/2 decades and I have recognized her for 13 several years. I am excited about the good points she will provide to our district and for what we are likely to do for the learners of our district with her.”

The college board last 7 days appointed Don Whisman to fill Taylor’s seat. Immediately next Whisman’s appointment, the board went into closed session to get started deliberations about filling the superintendent situation.

Taylor claimed even though it is bittersweet to leave at the rear of the college students, their family members, college and staff members in Poway, it feels ideal for her to be “coming household.”

“I have a deep and abiding like for Lakeside,” she reported. “I am energized and happy to return to Lakeside and get the job done with the group of men and women I know and belief, to guide with them and shift forward to make certain that each college student is prosperous with educational development as nicely as social and psychological development.”

Taylor has been an East County resident for additional than 30 several years. She is a College of San Diego graduate. She did her student instructing in Lakeside. She was a instructor, vice principal and principal at many educational facilities in the Lakeside district for just about two decades right before accepting the career in Poway. She is also an adjunct professor for National University and Ashford University.

The Lakeside faculty district, which serves 4,700 learners, has two middle colleges, five elementary educational facilities and one particular transitional kindergarten. Even though the district proceeds to present length mastering because of COVID-19 considerations, past month it resumed a five-times-a-week program. The district has a budget of $61 million.