After four years under the stewardship of alumna Deb Rinder, Glendale High School has a new principal.
Monica Makiewicz, who had previously served as an assistant and associate principal at the school, takes over the top job this month, according to Glendale Unified officials.
“Not only is she valued and respected by the Glendale High School staff, but she has established herself as a leader in the district who can continue to guide Glendale High School into the 21st Century,” Supt. Dick Sheehan said in a statement.
Makiewicz acknowledged that she will have big shoes to fill in replacing Rinder, who had served in the position since 2008 and has a long history with the district.
“She was a great example of how we work together as a staff to create a vision, and then providing resources … whatever we needed to move us to the next step to create that quality school environment,” Makiewicz said.