SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education has named Bradley Brock as the new principal of La Cumbre Junior High School.
According to the press release by the Santa Babarbara Unified School District, Brock is an 18-year teacher and administrator who served middle schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District where he was recognized for his leadership in implementing a public school STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) 6th-8th grade program.
Brock succeeds principal Jo Anne Caines who passed away in June 2018.
“Although faced with the heavy loss of Jo Ann Caines nearly one-year ago, the selection of a leader for La Cumbre Junior High marked a pivotal moment for the school community,” said Cary Matsuoka, Superintendent of Santa Barbara Unified School District. “We are pleased to welcome Bradley Brock to Santa Barbara Unified School District. Brock distinguished himself as a visionary, energetic, and thoughtful listener to set the course ahead for La Cumbre Junior High.”
Brock has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California, Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Los Angeles Principal Residency Network/California State University Los Angeles, and is completing his doctorate of education at Johns Hopkins University.
“I am honored to join the La Cumbre Junior High School community,” said Bradley Brock. “I believe education is on the frontline of making successful futures not only possible but attainable for all students. I look forward to listening and engaging with students, families, and staff to build effective learning opportunities at La Cumbre.”
Brock will begin service at La Cumbre Junior High School on July 1, 2019.
La Cumbre Junior High School is Santa Barbara’s oldest junior high school. The school serves approximately 530 students in grades 7th and 8th and the campus spans nearly 22 acres located on Santa Barbara’s westside, the district said.