Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – 2:20 PM
By Laura Coleman
At a meeting this afternoon, the Beverly Hills Board of Education approved the hire of Mark Mead to serve as the new Beverly Hills High School principal effective July 1. For the past year Mead has served as BHHS’s assistant principal.
“I think Mark’s going to be a great asset to the district,” Board of Education member Howard Goldstein told the Courier. “He has the educational background and the administrative background. He’s well received by teachers, parents and students. He’s young and he’s somebody that learns very quickly and is very pragmatic.”
Prior to serving as AP for BHHS, Mead spent the past decade as a teacher at the high school where he worked as an English teacher (including Honors English) as well as serving as ASB advisor and a wrestling coach.
“[He] was unanimously chosen by a selection team, after interviewing a very robust and competitive candidate pool that included experienced high school principals,” Superintendent Michael Bregy informed Beverly Hills Unified staff in an email sent out shortly after the board voted to approve his recommendation. “His strengths include his collaborative management style, decision-making capability, commitment to continuous improvement and proven ability to motivate others to work toward a common vision.”
Mead takes over the position from Dave Jackson, who served as BHHS’s principal for the past two years. On July 1 Jackson assumes his new role with BHUSD as assistant superintendent for Construction and Facilities.
Concurrent with approving the hire of Mead to serve as principal, the Board of Education voted to hire Luke Pavone to serve as the district’s head of Human Resources. Pavone previously served as BHHS AP along with Mead.
See Friday’s issue of the Courier for the full story.