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Glenchur named Berkeley High interim principal

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New interim principal at Berkeley High Kristin Glenchur. Photo: Biotech Partners

Kristin Glenchur, vice principal at Berkeley High for the last six years, has been appointed interim principal of BHS for the 2014-15 school year by the BUSD superintendent and board.

Glenchur’s appointment comes after a brief search for a replacement for Pasquale Scuderi, who was appointed assistant superintendent for educational services for Berkeley Unified at the start of May. When the Scuderi appointment was announced, superintendent Donald Evans said he expected to hire a new principal by the end of May.

“There wasn’t a sufficient number of applicants,” said Mark Coplan, spokesman for BUSD.

Coplan said the school district would advertise the position and seek applicants from across the country next year.


Glenchur was BHS’s athletic director from 2003-2008. She taught English at BHS from 1991-1997, and then taught physical education at Encinal High School in Alameda before returning to BHS in 2003. As vice principal, she was responsible for the Green Academy and the Academy of Medicine and Public Service.

The other members of the administrative team at BHS next year include vice principals Ashley Milton, Jorge Melgoza, and Daniel Roose, as well as Dean of Students Ardarius McDonald. Erin Schweng, who has been interim vice principal since January, will remain covering Glenchur’s position.

BHS is also currently trying to find a new Dean of Attendance, vacated with Daniel Roose’s promotion to vice principal.

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Pasquale Scuderi on his first year as head of Berkeley High (07.07.11)

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