Sunday, February 18 , 2018, 2:29 am | Fair 43º


Washington, McKinley Elementary Principals Leaving Santa Barbara School District

Two elementary school principals are leaving the Santa Barbara Unified School District, spokeswoman Barbara Keyani said Wednesday.

Washington Elementary Principal Anne Hubbard is leaving to be superintendent/principal of the Cayucos Elementary School District, a K-8 district in San Luis Obispo County. She has been principal with the district for two years and “did a fabulous job,” Superintendent Dave Cash said in a statement.

She was one of four principals chosen to roll out a pilot program for one-to-one iPads this year.

McKinley Elementary Principal Tia Blickley is retiring after decades with the district. She was a teacher for 26 years at Washington Elementary, and taught at Franklin Elementary and Monroe Elementary. She became principal of McKinley in 2012.

“I want to publicly acknowledge her dedication to the students at McKinley and recognize her many years of service to our community,” Cash said.

Keyani said the district will hold meetings for parents at each school to gather input on the qualities families want for the next principal.

Noozhawk news editor Giana Magnoli can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >