Tom Butler, currently principal at Arroyo Grande High School, has been appointed the Lucia Mar school district’s new assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction starting in the fall.
Butler, who has led the high school since fall 2011, will succeed Andy Stenson, who has worked nearly four years as the assistant superintendent of curriculum and will take over as Mesa Middle School’s principal in the upcoming school year.
In his new role, Butler will oversee the district’s state testing and summer school programs and serve as support for principals throughout the district.
The district posted the Arroyo Grande High School principal job on Wednesday with a salary range of $98,285 to $109,583. The deadline to apply is May 15.
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In addition, the board appointed Derek Muetzel, a sixth-grade teacher at Fairgrove Elementary, to become assistant principal at Mesa Middle School. He will fill a vacancy left by the upcoming retirement of current assistant principal Marianne Foster.