About 100 people have applied to become Harbor View Elementary School’s new principal, a district spokeswoman said this week.
The deadline for applications was Monday, said Laura Boss, a spokeswoman for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
The next step will be to screen all the applications and select candidates for first-round interviews, Boss said in an email.
“The first round interviews will be conducted by a panel of representatives, including teachers and parents from H(arbor) View as well as administrators and other personnel from throughout the district. Candidates selected from that interview will then be forwarded to the superintendent and his cabinet for a final interview.”
John R. Caldecott, executive director of human resources for the district, told parents at a meeting last month that the new principal should be named by Oct. 1.
That meeting drew about 35 parents and teachers, who offered their opinions on what they wanted to see in a principal as well as insight into the school; read our earlier story here.
The new principal will replace Charlene Metoyer, who resigned in August to take care of her ailing father; read our earlier story here.
Currently, former Andersen Elementary School Principal Mary Manos is serving as Harbor View’s interim principal; read our earlier story here.
At a Parent Faculty Organization meeting at the school on Wednesday, the group’s co-president Mindy Froehlich said she and co-president Cynthia Dickinson would represent parents during second-round interviews scheduled for Sept. 21.
“We are a very special school,” Froehlich said. “We have very strong parents, and we need a very strong principal to work with us.”