The principal of a San Jose middle school will become Hoover Elementary School's new principal, the Palo Alto school district announced Tuesday.
Jim Sherman, principal of LeyVa Middle School in the Evergreen School District since 2006, will replace Katy Bimpson, who left at the end of the school year to lead Juana Briones Elementary School.
New Hoover Elementary School Principal Jim Sherman. Photo courtesy of the Palo Alto Unified School District.
As recently as June 21, he was set to become the new principal at one of the Evergreen district's elementary school, according to a press release.
On his LinkedIn page, Sherman writes that his overarching goal is to "bring a community together with the school."
"I struggle with 'doing things because they've always been done this way thinking, and if changes need to be made to a system or an organization due to lack of student success, that change needs to happen immediately," he writes.
Sherman holds a bachelor's degree in business administration/marketing, a minor in sociology and a master's degree in educational administration from San Jose State University.