Castaic officials name new principal and assistant principal

In 2015, Vivian Fiss was recognized with the ACSA Co-Administrator of the Year award by the Association of California School Administrators
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Castaic school officials named the next principal of Northlake Elementary School and the newest assistant principal at Castaic Middle School during Thursday’s Castaic Union School District meeting of the governing board.

Courtesy photo: Castaic Middle School will bring on Nicole Price as its new assistant principal.

“We are thrilled to bring Mrs. Fiss and Ms. Price on board to our leadership team,” said Castaic Union School District Superintendent Doyle. “ I feel confident we have made the right decision.”

CMS appointee Nicole Price has served as an assistant principal since 2012 at the middle and high school level in Los Angeles County.

Her impressive track record of implementing restorative practices, bilingual outreach and strategically crafting student-centered instruction is a perfect fit for Castaic Middle School, officials said, especially with her involvement in numerous organizations and committees.

Vivian Fiss comes to Castaic from an assistant principal role in the Newhall School District, where she was responsible for developing and implementing successful school-wide behavior plan, emergency site plans, developing data analysis and administrative training.

“I’m extremely excited and honored,” said Fiss, in front of the teachers and parents in attendance Thursday. “Castaic is like a family.”

Fiss began her career as a teacher in 1999 and has always dedicated herself to serving families in the Santa Clarita Valley, officials said. In 2015, Fiss was recognized by the Association of California School Administrators as the Co-Administrator of the Year.

“Our faculty and staff are eager to begin collaborating with both Mrs. Fiss and Ms. Price,” Doyle added, “We are setting the course for the 2018-2019 school year on the right path.”

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