New principal selected for Carmel Valley Middle School

The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) recently announced the selection of Cara Couvillion as principal of Carmel Valley Middle School, Bjorn Paige as principal of Diegueno Middle School, and Tina Peterson as the director of human resources.

Couvillion currently serves SDUHSD as assistant principal at Torrey Pines High School. Prior to joining SDUHSD in 2011, Couvillion served as principal of Julian High School from 2009-11 and was assistant principal at Julian High School prior to her appointment as principal. She taught math at both the middle and high school levels for a decade in Louisiana, Northern California, and Oceanside. Couvillion is a native of Baton Rouge, La., and holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Centenary College of Louisiana and a master’s degree in educational leadership from California State University, San Marcos.

Bjorn Paige joined SDUHSD as assistant principal at La Costa Canyon High School in 2009. Prior to joining the SDUHSD team, Paige was assistant principal at Terra Linda High School in the Bay Area for two years and taught both English and art at the high school level for 13 years in both Oregon and Northern California. Paige grew up in Salem, Ore., and holds bachelor’s degrees in literature and philosophy as well as a master’s degree in teaching, all earned through Pacific University in Oregon.

Tina Peterson was hired by the district in 2008 as human resources technician and then was promoted last year to the position of human resources systems analyst. Prior to coming to SDUHSD, Peterson worked for Mission Federal Credit Union as the assistant controller for 22 years.

Peterson holds a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting from San Diego State University.

Couvillion and Paige will begin their new positions on July 1, 2014. Peterson’s position will be effective on June 6, 2014.

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  3. New principal selected for Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley
  4. Principal Brett Killeen leaving Torrey Pines High School in Carmel Valley
  5. Carmel Valley principal selected for new district role

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