Several San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) campuses will begin the 2022–2023 school year with new principals.
One of those new leaders happens to have gone through the SBCUSD system herself. Melanie McGrath, Anton Elementary School’s new principal, attended Barton Elementary, Del Vallejo Middle School, and graduated from Pacific High School.
“It’s extra special to me because when I stand in Anton’s playground I can see my high school, and it renews my commitment to bettering my local community,” McGrath said. “I was born and raised in San Bernardino, and it made me who I am today. A lot of people underestimate San Bernardino and the people who come from here, but we have so much potential.”
Anton is one of several SBCUSD schools starting the school year with new principals. Others are:
- Heather Bjornberg, North Park Elementary
- Tamara Brown, Davidson Elementary School
- Maria Martinez, Gomez Elementary
- Breanna York, Hunt Elementary
- Khaleelah Lewis, Parkside Elementary School
- Dr. Christine Ramirez-Shows, Brown Elementary School
- Anna Sosa, San Bernardino High School
- Raul Pedraza, Inland Career Education Center
Ana M. Applegate, the District’s Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, who is serving as the District’s administrator in charge in August, recommends that families find opportunities to engage in the school community as soon as possible, making sure to make connections at Back-to-School Night or Open House events.