PUSD selects Alameda educator for PMS assistant principal position

(This article was updated on June 24 with a more recent photograph and other biographical information from PUSD.)

The Piedmont Unified School District (PUSD) has selected Angela Barrett as the new assistant principal of Piedmont Middle School (PMS), according to meeting materials posted ahead of the June 22 Board of Education meeting. She was selected from a total of seven candidates.

Barrett will replace Karyn Shipp, who moves into her new role as principal of PMS on July 1.

“Barrett was the clear choice during the interview process and we are thrilled to bring her experience and passion to Piedmont Middle School,” said PUSD Superintendent Randall Booker. “Already well-established and familiar with the role, she will fit right into what this great school is working to build and accomplish for its students and staff.”

From a PUSD email on June 22:

Barrett comes to PUSD from the Nea Community Learning Center in Alameda, where she has served as assistant principal during the past school year and assisted with operations, staff, parent outreach, and professional development, in addition to working as high school discipline lead, grade 6-12 gradebook lead, and organizing the shift to mastery grading for Nea’s upper division team.

Barrett spent the previous three years as Vice Principal at Envision Academy High School in Oakland where she was the point person for facilities & on-campus school safety, technology and state testing, led regular professional development sessions, and worked with teachers for coaching, data analysis and classroom observations. Barrett has several years of experience in the classroom as an English teacher at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, and as Lead Teacher at City Arts and Technology High School in Oakland.

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