CVUSD Board Announces Hallie Chambers as Principal of Sequoia Middle School
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CVUSD Board Announces Hallie Chambers as Principal of Sequoia Middle School

Former Administrator Returns to Sequoia Middle School to Lead

On Tuesday, June 6th, the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) Board of Education announced Hallie Chambers as the new principal of Sequoia Middle School (SMS) in Newbury Park, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. This will be Ms. Chambers third leadership position with the SMS administration, having previously served as the dean of students for two years in 2010 and 2011, and as an assistant principal from 2012 until 2014.

“We are excited to see Ms. Chambers return to Sequoia Middle School. It is a tremendous benefit to the school, our district and to the Newbury Park community as a whole to have a person of her experience and passion for working with young people on our team,” said Superintendent, Dr. Ann Bonitatibus.

Ms. Chambers is currently the principal of Madroña Elementary School in Thousand Oaks. She has worked within CVUSD for over 12 years and also served as a teacher at Weathersfield and Maple Elementary Schools.

Ms. Chambers holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and a master’s degree in educational administration from California Lutheran University. She has been honored with multiple recognitions for her work in education, including receiving a “40 Under 40” title by the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce; a “PTA Outstanding Administrator” award; and the “Indian Education Assistant Principal of the Year.”

Ms. Chambers will be replacing current principal of Sequoia Middle School, Steve Lepire, who will be the principal at Newbury Park High School. As for her successor, Dr. Mark McLaughlin, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources stated: “The school district is already working to fill the principal position at Madroña Elementary School. Timing is important, but above all, we must make sure we find the right fit.  Madroña Elementary School deserves the type of dedicated, exceptional principal Ms. Chambers proved to be.”  

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