The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) welcomed new principals at seven of its schools for the 2017-2018 school year, including 92128’s Bernardo Heights Middle School. Principal Marie Galaz joins Bernardo Heights from Del Norte High School, where she spent six years as an assistant principal. She previously taught for seven years at San Marcos High School, and four and a half years at La Jolla High School and Wangenheim Middle School in San Diego city schools.

The other six new principals joining PUSD this year are Alain Henry (Abraxas High School), Jill Halsey (Canyon View Elementary School), Lisa Wilken (Sunset Hills Elementary School), Scott Corso (Black Mountain Middle School), Tina Ziegler (Westview High School), and Eric Takeshita (Del Sur Elementary School).