The Del Mar Union School District announced today that Susan Fitzpatrick has been named principal at Del Mar Hills Academy.
The elementary school has been without a permanent principal since August, when Laurie Francis left to become principal at Carmel Valley Middle School. Vince Jewell, the former superintendent of the Cardiff School District has been acting as interim principal.
Fitzpatrick is currently employed in the Vista Unified School District where she is the principal of Breeze Hill Elementary School. She also worked in the Riverside School District for 12 years in various positions including assistant principal, interim principal and teacher.
Fitzpatrick graduated from Kansas State University and received her Master of Arts in Educational Administration from National University. She will complete her doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of La Verne next year.