Article and photo by Grace Payne.
Two new administrators and three new counselors greeted Santa Rosa High School students as the new year began.
Vice Principal Andy Lieberman and Assistant Principal Isaac Estrada are new this year. Counselors Lucy Lucchesi, Marlene Nemoede and Alaina Mitchell also joined the staff.
No longer at Santa Rosa High are Vice Principal Andrea Correia and Assistant Principal Casey Shannon. The school website lists another administrator, Aaron Harkey, as being temporarily on leave. The website did not say why the former Montgomery High School administrator is on leave.
The outgoing counselors are Johana Perdomo and Neftaly Garcia Magallanes.
Kimberly Clissold remains the principal. Assistant Principal Norma Vasquez is also returning.
Lieberman used to work at Elsie Allen High, where he served as vice principal for several years, according to a short biography on the school website. No other information was given.
Estrada comes from San Diego County, where he worked at middle and high schools. Before becoming an administrator, he taught Spanish. He has a doctorate in education and grew up in Calexico, near the Mexican border, his biography said. He also mentioned that his interests include cycling, hiking and weightlifting.
“I am excited about the opportunity to serve our students, staff and community in a leadership role,” Estrada said on the website.
Lucchesi, who will represent students with last names beginning L through P, is the only new counselor to list information about herself. She is from San Mateo County and this is her sixth year being a counselor.
All the new administrators are very excited to start working at Santa Rosa High.