When Francis Hopkinson Elementary School students head back to school in September, there will be a new principal waiting for them.
The Los Alamitos Unified School District has hired former McGaugh Elementary School Assistant Principal Ondrea Reed to take the helm at Hopkinson. Reed has worked in education for more than 11 years and has been with the Los Alamitos Unified School District for the past five years.
“The students, teachers and parents in Los Alamitos Unified are what make it possible to ignite unlimited possibilities within our schools, and I look forward to working collaboratively with the Hopkinson community to meet and exceed the needs of all students,” Reed said in a written statement.
Reed taught elementary school in the ABC Unified School District before coming to Los Al in 2007. She has served the district as the Arts Advantage Coordinator, District Program & Assessment Specialist, and the Assistant Principal at McGaugh. Many parents in the community know her for her role as the Executive Director of the Los Alamitos Education Foundation where she began the foundation’s Summer Enrichment Institute and after-school programs.
Reed received her Bachelor of Arts from San Diego State University and her Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from California State University, Long Beach.
“Ondrea’s experience and expertise are a perfect match for this position, and the Board of Education and I are confident that her contributions will enhance the District’s culture of excellence and commitment to serve all members of the school community,” said Superintendent Dr. Sherry Kropp.