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Newport-Mesa Unified School District Announces Recommendation for New Principal of Estancia High School
Posted 6/19/15

Newport-Mesa Unified School District is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Michael Halt as Principal of Estancia High School.  The recommendation will be forwarded for approval by the Board of Education at the next regular Board meeting on June 23, 2015. 

Mr. Halt has served as Principal of San Clemente High School since 2013.  During his tenure at San Clemente, Mr. Halt is credited with working collaboratively with stakeholders to build an inclusive school community; improved the perception and performance of a 3,100 student high school, and increased AP and IB enrollment by 24%.  Mr. Halt’s prior experience includes serving as Principal of West Tisbury School in Martha’s Vineyard, MA., for 9 years.  “Mr. Halt is a dynamic, student centered educational leader with a proven record of success,” said NMUSD Superintendent Fred Navarro.  

Details of Mr. Halt’s transition are still being finalized.  It is anticipated he will begin with NMUSD on July 1, 2015.