The William S. Hart Union High School District has appointed Dr. Mariane Doyle and Nadia Cotti to new roles effective July 1.
The moves have been prompted with the announced retirement of Greg Lee as Director of Human Resources and Equity Services after more than 40 years in public education.
Dr. Doyle will become the new Director of Human Resources and Equity Services. She has been an educational administrator for 13 years including six years at the Hart District as Director of Career Technical and Adult Education.
She previously served as a school principal and educational administrator for the Ventura County Office of Education and the Antelope Valley High School District.
Dr. Doyle began her teaching career working with kindergarteners followed by teaching English and Business to high school students in LA County. She then transitioned to working with English Language Learners in an Orange County high school where she also taught Adult Learners in two English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Dr. Doyle then transitioned to higher education in 2002 where she became a professor of English and Business and Technical Communication at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, and then at California State University, Bakersfield.
Dr. Mariane Doyle, Hart District Director of Human Resources and Equity Services. Courtesy photo.
Dr. Doyle holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from California State University, Long Beach, and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where she conducted research on access and equity measures to support disadvantaged adults in their pursuit of higher education.
She is currently a lecturer at California State University, Northridge, where she teaches doctoral and master’s candidates in courses including Ethics, Research Methods, and Public Policy, and also serves as a principal editor for the Journal of School Administration, Research, and Development (JSARD). Dr. Doyle is the current President of CTE Council for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA).
“Dr. Mariane Doyle has done outstanding work opening access for Hart District students to College and Career preparation opportunities,” said Hart District Superintendent Mike Kuhlman. “We are thrilled to have her expand her influence into the arena of HR. I am especially looking forward to her expanding our work in the area of equity. She will be a great addition to the HR team.”
“I am beyond excited for this opportunity to expand my breadth as an educational administrator,” Dr. Doyle said. “My passion for equity will also be capitalized upon in this new role where I can help support the district’s direction of ensuring access and opportunity for every student.”
Nadia Cotti will take over for Dr. Doyle as the Director of Career and College Readiness. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Masters in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University, she started her career as a Science teacher and Counselor at Immaculate Heart High School in 1995.
Nadia Cotti, Hart District Director of Career and College Readiness. Courtesy photo.
Ms. Cotti was hired by the Hart District in 2005 as a counselor at Rio Norte Junior High School before transitioning to the Career and College Readiness Department as Program Specialist in 2016. She has been involved in Career Technical Education since 2008, volunteering on various committees and working on projects throughout the District.
“Ms. Nadia Cotti is in the perfect position to take the baton from Dr. Doyle and lead us into a new era for College and Career Readiness,” Mr. Kuhlman said. “Nadia has established a reputation as a strategic thinker and problem solver within the CCR department. With her promotion, we plan to streamline our work with counselors to support these worthy efforts.”
“My passion is helping students to find purpose and wellness through career exploration,” Ms. Cotti said. “I am looking forward to continuing the work that has been done to build and maintain our robust Career Technical Education programs.”
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced Thursday a new collaborative online campaign, “Advance SEL in California,” to engage educators, school leaders, and families in a wider conversation about how to advance, elevate, and spur action on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in California.
The Newhall School District is pleased to announce that Amanda Montemayor has been named Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, and Sheri Staszewski has been named Assistant Superintendent, Business Services.
SACRAMENTO (CN) — With tax collections at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, the bleak education cuts headlining Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget bill last week hardly surprised employees at the state’s 10,000 schools. But news of a multibillion-dollar shortfall slated for K-12 schools nonetheless jarred an embattled education system still recovering from the last global financial crisis.
The Canyon Theatre Guild, an iconic nonprofit arts organization based in Old Town Newhall, is celebrating its 50th anniversary which includes five $500 scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education.
As Los Angeles County hit the milestone of having helped 3,000 homeless people move from the streets into Project Roomkey hotels and motels in just seven weeks, the Board of Supervisors weighed concrete plans to keep them and other vulnerable populations housed post-pandemic, particularly homeless seniors 65 and older.
United by disdain for the wholesale cuts plotted in the next budget proposal, a bipartisan mix of California lawmakers on Tuesday ripped Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to plug the state’s estimated $54 billion pandemic-induced shortfall.
The California Air Resources Board has reached a settlement of $1,927,800 with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. to resolve clean-air violations related to the sale of small off-road engines in the state.
Air quality is unhealthy for all individuals in the Santa Clarita Valley and for sensitive individuals in the East San Gabriel Valley and San Gabriel Mountains on Wednesday, May 26, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
The Trump administration announced plans to allow oil and gas development on a national monument that is home to grassland, endangered species and unspoiled wilderness stashed in between the most populous parts of the state.
Los Angeles County gave the green light Tuesday to the immediate reopening of retail establishments countywide, as well as in-person worship. Additionally, the county will petition Gov. Gavin Newsom Wednesday to approve the reopening of in-person dining and beauty salons.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday 1,843 new cases of COVID-19 and 27 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 1,135 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
While no scheduled reopening date for Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor in Valencia has been announced, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company, and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, recently announced the launch of an innovative, new guest reservation system.
While considering a motion Tuesday that asks the state to allow cities and/or regions to determine their own reopening process, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas asked for the motion to be tabled so the subject could be taken up in closed session.
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that counties that have attested to meeting the criteria for accelerated re-opening may re-open hair salons and barbershops with modifications such as mandatory face coverings for both barbers or stylists and clients.
Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Kathryn Barger, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint – for the first time – an Inspector General to oversee skilled nursing facilities, which account for more than half of all deaths from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County.
Eclipse Theatre is a new nonprofit to Santa Clarita that has brought local actors and creators together virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic to entertain the community with Greek-themed parodies and sketches.