Eureka City Schools announces new principal for Lafayette School

EUREKA— At its regular board meeting on June 4, the Governing Board of Eureka City Schools approved the appointment of Laurie U. Alexander to the job of principal at Lafayette Elementary School starting the 2003-04 school year.

EUREKA— At its regular board meeting on June 4, the Governing Board of Eureka City Schools approved the appointment of Laurie U. Alexander to the job of principal at Lafayette Elementary School starting the 2003-04 school year. Alexander will replace Jim Sanders who will be retiring after a stint as elementary summer school principal in July.

Alexander comes to Eureka from Oceanside Unified School District where she has served in a variety of capacities since 1986. Her broad experience includes elementary classroom teacher, master teacher, language arts resource teacher, and summer school program coordinator. She also served as district coordinator for categorical programs and educational support. Most recently, Alexander has been administrator on special assignment assisting underperforming schools to improve instructional programs and academic achievement.

Alexander received a B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Chapman University in 1996.

For more information, contact Sheldon J. Reber, director of school and community relations, at 441-2416.