New Del Mar Hills Academy principal hired

The Del Mar Union School District has named former district teacher Julie Lerner as the new principal of Del Mar Hills Academy. Lerner will replace Carrie Gammel, who resigned in early September.

“Ms. Lerner is excited to rejoin the DMUSD team and the wonderful Del Mar Hills community,” the district said in a press release.

Patty Arendt has been serving as the interim principal and will remain at the school until Lerner takes over.

Since 2007, Lerner has been the principal at Midland Elementary School in the Poway Unified School District. Lerner had been a first grade teacher at Ashley Falls School and was the assistant principal at Sage Canyon School before leaving to become the principal at Midland.

Lerner has been in education for 20 years, beginning her career in Silver Springs, Md., where she taught kindergarten through second grade from 1993 to 2000.  She then served as a staff development teacher for five years before coming to DMUSD.

“Ms. Lerner is described as a passionate, vibrant and talented educator and leader,” the district said in the press release. “We are eager to welcome her in her new principal position in Del Mar in the very near future.”

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2 Comments for “New Del Mar Hills Academy principal hired”

  1. Sue

    Del Mar Hills is so fortunate to be getting Julie Lerner — she has been an incredible principal at Midland Elementary, and we will miss her so!

  2. Lisa

    Ms. Lerner will be in for a real surprise. She will see her staff is going to be absent for 10% of the school year. She’ll get to be an instructional leader without curriculum. She’ll walk into the nightmare of new standards based report card and no common grading scale or rubric. She won’t have support for discipline problems or the power to make site based decisions. Like the others, she will be short lived too.

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