The Cabrillo Unified School District (CUSD) announced Wednesday that Will Flores has resigned his position as the principal of Alvin S. Hatch Elementary School. His resignation is effective immediately. Flores was selected for this position last May and formally began as principal on July 1.
According to a prepared press release from CUSD superintendent Tony Roehrick, Flores cited deep personal reasons for his resignation stating these issues prevented him from giving his full attention and commitment the school and its students deserve.
James Ward has been appointed the Principal at Alvin S. Hatch Elementary School. He filled in as the interim principal for several months last year at Hatch. Ward was introduced to the staff and parent community last night at the school’s Back-to-School Night event. He received a very warm welcome from all present.
Ward earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in English, 7-12 from the College of Oneonta State University in New York. He also earned a Master of Arts Degree in Education from San Francisco State University. Ward holds a Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, a Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Credential, and an Administrative Services Credential.
Ward joined the Cabrillo Unified School District in 1999 and has taught English at Cunha Intermediate School. He has also directed and coordinated the annual musical held at Half Moon Bay High School.
“I am so happy to return to Hatch Elementary School as principal!” said Ward. “During my time here last year as interim principal I could see immediately what a wonderful place Hatch was. Dedicated teachers, amazing support staff, wonderful parent support groups, and excellent students.”
“I look forward to continuing the work here on our two great programs- traditional English only and the Spanish Immersion program,” he said. “As the country moves forward with adopting and implementing the Common Core Standards, I look forward to Hatch being an exemplary model of a 21st century learning community.”