Principal Named for Lafayette Elementary School

New Principal Named for Lafayette Elementary School
Posted on 04/09/2020
Greeting Eureka City Schools Team,

I continue to be impressed and proud of all the work the team here in Eureka City Schools is doing for our students. Your dedication to making the best out of a horrible situation continues to shine. I know it is not easy, but your efforts are noticed by me, the Board and our community. Thank you.

In the spirit of "the show must go on," we are continuing our hiring process. Some of you have been called upon to serve "virtually" on our interview panels for hiring new staff. This is true for the principal position at Lafayette Elementary as well. We had an initial pool of 15 applicants that we narrowed down through a paper screen and multiple rounds of interviews to find our new principal. The competition was high.

I am happy to introduce Krista Connelly as the new Principal of Lafayette Elementary. Krista will be moving to Eureka with her family from Atascadero, CA. She has six years of previous administrative experience as an elementary Associate Principal and Vice Principal, with prior experience as an elementary and middle school Special Education Teacher. Krista is also bilingual in Spanish. Her husband is active in the Coast Guard and is transferring to Humboldt Bay.

Krista started joining some of our virtual meetings already, and her involvement at Lafayette will officially start July 1.

Welcome Krista!