Rescue Union School District greets three new administrators and promotes two to begin another successful school year. The district is compromised of eight schools, including a virtual academy — four of which were honored as 2014 California Distinguished Schools.
“Our district partners with families and the community and is dedicated to the success of every student,“ said Superintendent David Swart. “I am proud to welcome these professionals to their positions and excited to see them enhance our ability to educate our children.”
Dave Scroggins has been promoted from principal of Pleasant Grove Middle School to the director of curriculum and instruction for the district. Scroggins received his bachelor’s degree at California State University, Chico, and his master’s degree in educational administration from National University, Sacramento. He came to the district as a teacher in 1998 and served as the assistant principal of Green Valley Elementary School, before becoming Pleasant Grove’s principal.
To fill the vacant principal position at Pleasant Grove, Hope Migliaccio was promoted from assistant principal. She achieved her bachelor’s degree at California State University, Stanislaus, and her master’s degree in education at Chapman University in Roseville. Before coming to Rescue Union School District in 2011, she held numerous positions, including teaching at Paso Robles Unified School District, teaching at Mother Lode Union School District for 11 years, and working at the El Dorado County Office of Education and California State University, Sacramento.
Todd McGinnis was hired as the new assistant principal of Pleasant Grove Middle School. He attended California State University, San Diego, for his undergraduate education and National University for his master’s degree in administration. He taught at Valley Middle School and Aviara Oaks Middle School in Carlsbad, where he also coached track and field, volleyball and surfing. He strengthened his administrative skills as a technology trainer, team leader and department head.
Dustin Haley has been selected as the new principal of Rescue Elementary School. Before achieving his master’s degree in educational leadership and policy, he finished his undergraduate work at Fresno Pacific University. He taught at the Folsom Cordova Unified School District before coming to El Dorado County. Haley served as the assistant principal of Camino Elementary School and then assistant principal of Rolling Hills Middle School.
Elizabeth (Liz) Staton was chosen as the new assistant principal of Marina Village Middle School. She received her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her master’s degree in education, curriculum and instruction at California State University, Sacramento. In 1995, she began teaching at Newcastle Elementary and Newcastle Charter School, where she also served as assistant principal.
For more information about the schools and district rescue.k12.ca.us.