The Lompoc Unified School District School Board (LUSD) has welcomed three new administrators for the 2020-21 school year

“We are excited for these leaders to move into their new roles. They are going to be great additions to a strong, collaborative team who always work to provide students the best learning experience possible,” said Superintendent Trevor McDonald.

The new administrators, announced at Tuesday’s School Board meeting, are:

Jessica Becerra principal at La Honda Steam Academy and Mission Valley. Becerra comes from Hemet Unified, where she has been an elementary assistant principal for the last six years.

Eva Luna is returning to Lompoc High School (LHS), now as assistant principal. She previously taught PE at LHS and will be returning after seven years in Newman-Crows Landing Unified, where she spent six years as principal.

Ed Arrigoni was confirmed as assistant principal of Lompoc High School. Most recently, he worked at Lucia Mar. Arrigoni has worked in various secondary administrative roles since 2012.

“We had really strong candidates applying, and we chose the best,” said Dick Barret, School Board member. “I am excited for what the next years will bring.”

In addition, multiple current LUSD employees will have new administrative roles in the coming school year.

Madalyn Anderson will be Cabrillo High’s assistant principal, moving from her classroom position at Clarence Ruth Elementary. Tina Wall will fill the Fillmore principal position. Noelle Barthel and Paul Bommersbach will move from their principal posts to take over as coordinators in the Educational Services Department. Celeste Pico, current assistant principal at LHS, will become principal for 2020-21.

“These newest administrators are just what we need. They are innovative thinkers who are creative problem-solvers and are going to help guide students and families into the unknowns of 20-21,” said Bree Valla, assistant superintendent, human resources.