Marana Unified School District names two new principals

2013-04-16T13:00:00Z 2013-04-16T13:40:08Z Marana Unified School District names two new principalsPhil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Marana Unified School District named the next principals of DeGrazia Elementary School and MCAT High School.

Michael Bauschka, associate principal and athletic director at Tortolita Middle School, will take over the DeGrazia position, while Mountain View associate principal Denise Coronado will head MCAT.

MUSD named both principals at an April 11 governing board meeting.

Baushka will become principal July 1, when current DeGrazia principal Pamela Beine becomes MUSD assistant superintendent. Bauschka has worked in public education for 15 years and has been with Tortolita since 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Arizona and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University.

“I am thrilled and appreciative to have the opportunity to serve the students, parents, faculty, and staff of the DeGrazia community as their principal,” Bauschka said in a news release. “As a member of this community, and someone whose own children attended DeGrazia, I want to continue the rich history and tradition of excellence that is DeGrazia Elementary. It is my sincere belief that every one who is a part of the community is an important partner in contributing to our childrens' success. We have no greater responsibility than in creating and providing for the well-being and safety of the children in our care, and ensuring that they have an educational experience that is engaging, rigorous, and relevant, and that will prepare them to be productive and contributing members of society.”

Coronado will replace the retiring Lynne Prouty July 1. She has 13 years of experience in MUSD and has been with Mountain View since 2010. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Arizona and a Master of Arts in Education, Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix.

“I am honored and excited to join the MCAT community and be part of a team committed to student success,”  Coronado said in a news release. “I believe in providing our students a safe and respectful learning environment and building relationships with students, parents, staff, and the community that will promote academic success for all students. Team building and shared leadership are important elements for success. Together, we can meet all students’ needs and help insure they graduate with the skills they need to be positive and productive citizens.”

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