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New Paly principal knows her way around campus

Original post made on Aug 2, 2013

Kimberly Diorio will occupy the same desk she's used for the past six years as Palo Alto High School's assistant principal, but she'll now have the school's top job following the surprise June 17 resignation of Phil Winston.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, August 4, 2013, 4:09 PM

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Posted by Richard Bellesheim
a resident of another community
on Aug 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm


Impressive credentials and accomplishments. A real energetic educator who looks out for the students !


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Posted by just looking-
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 3, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I tried to read the full story - the link above took me to a page that said - Sorry, the page you are looking is no longer available or cannot be found.


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Posted by Seasoned Paly Parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Aug 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Mrs. Diorio should start acknowledging emails. She ignores emails, which is disrespectful. Can't win fans in Silicon Valley by ignoring emails. Phil Winston followed up on emails so we all felt his sense of caring, even if he only typed a sentence in response. I am bombarded by emails but I at least type a brief acknowledgement.


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Posted by Another Skelly deal?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm

In talking with friends who are teachers about these promotions, their opinion is that an informal deal was reached with the principals' association. They said that a letter supporting Kevin Skelly was sent to the Weekly. Is that letter available online?


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Posted by Tired of the Noise
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm

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Posted by More info
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 8, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Another Skelly deal?, you need to download the Christopher Grierson emails that a public records act revealed. I got the link from one of these threads. In there is an attachment from former PAMA president (the principals' union) Mary Pat O'Connell that we can't access, but apparently, she was running it by the principals and other administrators. The letter was in response to a March editorial by the Palo Alto Weekly. I've never seen the response published, but I would like to. I can see where one might speculate a connection that the letter would be a show of support of Kevin Skelly and the several promotions of insiders since March. Editor, did your publication ever get the letter?


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