By Ian Hanigan
To keep pace with the rapid growth of residential development in Irvine, IUSD is planning to open not just one but two new elementary schools in the fall of 2014.
Cypress Village Elementary School is currently under construction south of Jeffrey Road and east of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway. Portola Springs Elementary, serving its namesake village, will be located at an interim site for a year, with a new facility opening in time for the 2015-16 school year.
Naturally, a lot of work will take place to get these schools ready for the fall, but IUSD leaders took a big step this week by securing principals for each.
Susan Kemp, who is in her seventh year as principal at Canyon View Elementary School, will oversee operations as Cypress Village’s first principal. Heather Phillips, who currently serves as principal at Plaza Vista School, has been selected to take on the same role at Portola Springs.
Both administrators will remain at their current sites through June and receive additional administrative support to ease their transitions. Meanwhile, the district has said it will begin the hiring process for their successors at Canyon View and Plaza Vista in the spring.
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