We are pleased to announce some changes in building principals and welcome new individuals to leadership roles. These individuals are ready to help our families and students and build upon the strong educational culture that exists throughout Forest Hills Public Schools. Please help us welcome the following individuals into their new roles.
Tim Hollern will continue to serve as the assistant principal of Eastern High School and now the principal of Goodwillie Environmental 5/6 School. Hollern’s additional role as principal of Goodwillie comes following the resignation of David Washburn who was named the new superintendent for Comstock Park Public Schools.
David Lyon will serve as the principal for Thornapple Elementary School following the retirement of Greg Schubel. Lyon served as the principal of Gladiola Elementary in Wyoming Public Schools since 2015.
Christina Mendoza is the new interim principal for Orchard View Elementary School. Mendoza has served in many capacities in her 27 years in Forest Hills. She has served as a French world language teacher, a fifth-grade classroom teacher, a consultant for gifted and talented students at Orchard View Elementary School, and a reading consultant, and most recently the coordinator for kindergarten through 12th-grade gifted education services for the district.
Amy Pallo is the new principal for Eastern High School. She replaces Steve Harvey who is now supporting principals in their efforts to redesign secondary school programs. Pallo comes to Eastern with extensive, successful experience as a high school teacher, assistant principal, and principal.
Patrick Stecco will serve as interim principal for Ada Vista Elementary School. Jesus Santillán will take on a new role supporting and coordinating systemic work for kindergarten through 12th-grade immersion programs and language learning.
Judy Walton will serve as interim principal for Forest Hills Eastern Middle School this year and coordinator of secondary teaching, learning, and innovation. She previously was the district’s chief innovation officer and directed the Center for Innovators.
To read more about these principals, view our Focus newsletter online.