Walt Disney Elementary School in San Ramon has a new principal taking the reins for the remainder of the school year, Kelly Walton.
An opening was created early in the school year after then-principal Curtis Haar left Walt Disney for a promotion as the new district of elementary education at the Dublin Unified School District.
San Ramon Valley district leaders then appointed Walton, a teacher-on-special-assignment (TSA) who was tasked with supporting the principal at Golden View Elementary as an administrator, as the new principal at Walt Disney for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, according to Toni Taylor, the district's deputy superintendent of educational services.
“Ms. Walton brings a wealth of experience to the job, including six years serving in administrative support positions,” Taylor said in an email to the Walt Disney community. “A transition plan is being developed to provide a smooth transition for the Walt Disney and Golden View communities. More detailed information will be provided soon.”
Walton will already be familiar with Walt Disney, having previously worked at the school as a TSA. She has also worked as a TSA at Twin Creeks and Quail Run elementary schools prior to her time at Golden View.
Walton also has experience as a reading specialist and creative writing teacher at Bollinger Canyon Elementary and was a classroom teacher at Quail Run for eight years. Taylor said that Walton even earned an Honorary Service Award from the parent-teacher association for her “above and beyond service to the school.”
Members of the Walt Disney community with questions about Walton or the leadership transition can contact the district's executive director of human resources, Melanie Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org.