The new principal of Shandon Elementary School is Dan Peverini.
Peverini – who comes from Greenfield Middle School in El Cajon – replaces Dorothy Halic, principal of Shandon Elementary for the past four years. Halic is the new principal of Pat Butler Elementary School in Paso Robles.
Peverini has a 12-year background as an educator, including six years as an elementary school teacher.
Shandon school district Superintendent Chris Crawford said that Peverini – who is bilingual -- has a strong background in special education and English as a Second Language programs. Shandon Elementary’s student body is about 66 percent Hispanic, Crawford said.
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Crawford said that Peverini and his wife were seeking to move to San Luis Obispo County. Peverini starts his new position on Aug. 1.