New principals, assistant principals take lead at Oroville high schools – Chico Enterprise-Record

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OROVILLE — The Oroville Union High School District has appointed two new principals and two new assistant principals starting in the 2022-2023 school year.

“We’re excited to have four new administrators in the Oroville Union High School District for this school year. They bring a wealth of experience that will serve our students and community well,” said Corey Willenberg, OUHSD superintendent.

Oroville High

Oroville High School will see two new administrators at the start of the start of this school year.

Kristen Wiedenman, who joined the OHS administration team this spring as assistant principal has been appointed the school’s new principal.

Wiedenman

Prior to coming to OHS, Wiedenman served in the Beaumont Unified School District in Southern California for 16 years in multiple positions, including teaching middle school English and Social Studies for more than 15 years as well as being a part-time administrator. Early in her teaching career, she created the district’s 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip and coached the high school swim and water polo teams. She also served as Beaumont High School’s coordinator of the Building Assets, Reducing Risks Program and filled in as interim Assistant Principal for Special Education.

Wiedenman has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Students and Masters in Education, along with an Administrative Services Credential, from Cal State San Marcos.

“I believe in focusing on establishing positive relationships with students and staff,” said Wiedenman in a press release. “I have been incredibly lucky to have had many inspiring role models throughout my education and career who have supported and encouraged me to achieve my dreams and I am dedicated to being that inspiration for the students at Oroville High School.”

Wynona Parry is the new second assistant principal at Oroville High School.

Parry
Parry

Parry earned her Bachelor of Arts in Literature with honors from UC Santa Cruz, and earned her teaching and administrative credentials from Chico State.

She began her career as an educator 15 years ago as a nutrition educator with the Sierra Cascade Nutrition and Activity Consortium through the Chico State Research Foundation. Parry then taught English at each grade level from 7th through 11th grade in the Chico Unified School District and Mariposa County Unified School District.

“I love working in education because I deeply believe in the principles of public education in providing better futures and opportunities for all students,” said Parry in a press release. “I look forward to helping support our Oroville High school vision of providing a safe learning environment, supporting rigor and high academic achievement and promoting personal and social responsibility. Hats off to a great year! Let’s go Tigers!”

Las Plumas

Froylan Mendoza is the new assistant principal at Las Plumas High School.

Mendoza
Mendoza

A 16-year education veteran Mendoza has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish with a minor in Chicano studies and a Master of Arts in Education with emphasis in educational leadership, which he earned along with his teaching and administrative credentials, from Chico State.

Mendoza has served as assistant principal at Potter Valley Jr./Sr. High School. During his career he has also been a teacher of English Language Development and Spanish and as a coordinator for the North State Parent Institute for Quality Education for the North Valley among other education positions. Early in his career, Mendoza taught Math 1, Credit Recovery, Reading Intervention, Physical Education, Computer Applications and Community Day School.

In a press release, Mendoza said it is his responsibility to transition each student effectively into higher education or into a career, and “give the opportunity to that student to be a dynamic member of our democratic society.”

 

Prospect High

Prospect High School’s new principal is Matt Kermen.

Kermen
Kermen

Prior to the appointment to his new position, Kermen served at Las Plumas High School as assistant principal for four years and a social science teacher for 16 years.

“I have proudly served the Oroville community and the Oroville Union High School District for 20 years and am honored to be the new principal at Prospect High School,” he said in a press release.

Kerman earned his Associates of Arts at Butte College, where he played on the Roadrunner baseball team. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, teaching credential, and preliminary administrative credential from Chico State and his administrative credential at UC Irvine in 2021. Kermen is also a member of the OUHSD Positive Behavior Interventions and Support team, the Supportive School Climate Committee and the Northern California Educational Leadership Consortium at Chico State.

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