The reshuffling of the Glendale Unified administrative ranks continued this week as officials confirmed personnel changes at district headquarters and several school sites.
Among the most notable was the appointment of Mary Mason, principal at Keppel Elementary School since 2001, to the top job at Roosevelt Middle School. In 2010, Mason played a central role in securing a $7.5-million grant that transformed three elementary schools into federally designated magnet schools. At Keppel, the funds were used to enhance visual and performing arts programming.
Mason replaces Lynn Marso, who has assumed the title of director of human resources at the district office.
Lise Sondergaard, formerly coordinator of categorical programs and professional development for the district, has been named principal at Keppel.
Valley View Elementary School in La Crescenta will also be under new leadership during the 2012-13 school year.
Adriana Pestonji has been with the district since 1996, working first as a teacher and then as an assistant principal at Keppel and Edison elementary schools. Most recently, she was coordinator of state and federal accountability, assessment and evaluation.