In addition to a new principal and assistant principal, on Thursday, Belmont-Redwood Shores School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Milliken announced the addition of two new deans to the administrative team at the middle school.
In July, Joe Funk was been named as principal and Jonathon Sanchez as assistant principal.
Milliken said he will recommend Eugene Santillán and Dr. Angela Toy to the Board of Trustees at its meeting on September 5, 2013.
According to a statement released by BRSSD, Eugene Santillán is a native to the SF Bay Area, born and raised in Fremont. A history teacher for ten years, Santillán has worked at both the high school and middle school level.
For the last three years, he has coordinated the AVID, GEAR UP Grant, and after school programs at Bohannon Middle School in San Lorenzo. This summer he worked as the Summer School Principal for the secondary level in San Lorenzo. Santillán and his wife Jorja, who teaches high school English, live in San Leandro.
Angela Toy, a former Ralston administrator, has rejoined the Ralston community and will serve as a Dean. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and has over 20 years of experience as a special education teacher, counselor, psychologist and school administrator. Most of her work has been in middle schools where she feels she is most effective and most comfortable.
“I am thrilled with the addition of Mr. Santillán and Dr. Toy to the Ralston Middle School administrative team. They will bring tremendous experience, enthusiasm and leadership to the school.
I look forward to our students and school community getting to know them," said Milliken.
[Editor's note: Dr. Michael Milliken will host two community meetings prior to the start of the school year. For more information, click here for the story.]