The Gilroy Unified School District is pleased to welcome Beatrice Magdaleno as the new Early Childhood Program Administrator and newest member of the GUSD leadership team. The official announcement was made at the May 20, 2021 GUSD Board Meeting where the appointment was approved by the Board. Ms. Magdaleno will fill her new role beginning July 1, 2021. As the new Early Childhood Administrator, she will oversee the entire GUSD Preschool program, including staff members, curriculum and instruction, and day-to-day operations. Ms. Magdaleno replaces long-time GUSD administrator, Kathleen Taylor, who announced her retirement earlier in May 2021.
Superintendent Dr. Deborah Flores highlighted why she thinks Ms. Magdaleno will be successful in her new position. “She was a preschool teacher before becoming an elementary teacher and thoroughly understands the needs of 3-4 year olds. Both her principals at Eliot have shared with me her potential to be an excellent administrator based on the leadership roles she has fulfilled already. Additionally, I have observed her teaching on a number of occasions and she is an outstanding teacher. She truly understands what it takes to provide a high quality instructional program for young children.”
GUSD Welcomes New Early Childhood Program Administrator, Beatrice Magdaleno.
Ms. Magdaleno was born and raised in Salinas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Santa Clara University and a Master’s degree in Applied School Leadership from National University. For the past 12 years, Ms. Magdaleno has been an elementary teacher and for the past 7 years, she has served as a 3rd grade teacher at Eliot Elementary. During her teaching career, she has served in various capacities, including: PBIS team member, School Site Council, and as a Leadership team member. At Eliot, she was a Gilroy Teachers Association Site Representative, administrative designee, grade-level team leader, and new teacher mentor.
Ms. Magdaleno enjoys reading with her son, going to the beach, hiking, and spending time with her family. She begins her new role as Early Childhood Administrator begins July 1, 2021.
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