The Gilroy Unified School District (GUSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of three Assistant Principals: Eric Kuwada, Assistant Principal at Christopher High School; Mike Nebesnick, Assistant Principal at Brownell Middle School; and Zane Boehlke, Assistant Principal at South Valley Middle School.
Gilroy, CA – The Gilroy Unified School District (GUSD) is pleased to announce that new Assistant Principals have been named at three school sites: Eric Kuwada, Assistant Principal at Christopher High School; Mike Nebesnick, Assistant Principal at Brownell Middle School; and Zane Boehlke, Assistant Principal at South Valley Middle School. Their official appointments will occur at the next GUSD School Board meeting on August 9, 2018.
Dr. Deborah A. Flores Ph.D., Superintendent of the Gilroy Unified School District, remarked, “We are thrilled with each of the candidates who are moving into leadership roles at our secondary school sites. All three of these leaders are well-respected in their fields, knowledgeable about our District and have well-established rapport with staff and our school community.”
Eric Kuwada is a long-tenured teacher in Gilroy Unified School District, with over 30 years teaching experience and 17 years in various leadership roles. He is one of the founding members of Christopher High School and has been the Department Chair of the Science Department and a Digital Arts Instructor since 2009. Mr. Kuwada is graduate of San Jose State University and holds a Tier 1 Administrative Credential from the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Mr. Kuwada and his wife, Marah, an academic coordinator at CHS, live in Gilroy, with their two children, Ryan and Kylie. Kylie was a member of the 2018 Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen and her court.
Mike Nebesnick has been with Gilroy Unified School District since 1993 and has held a variety of roles at GUSD school sites for the last 16 years. Most recently, he served as the Interim Assistant Principal at Brownell Middle School during the 2017-18 school year. Mr. Nebesnick holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree from San Jose State University. Mike, a graduate of Gilroy High School, and his wife, Lynn, live in Gilroy. They have three daughters, Katelyn and Megan, who are both graduates of Gilroy High School and Kelly, who is currently a student there.
Zane Boehlke comes to South Valley Middle School from Christopher High School where he served as an English Teacher and Technology Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), where he managed site-wide professional development with particular focus on data-driven assessments for both students and teachers. Mr. Bohlke is a graduate of San Francisco State University and holds an Administrative Credential from Concordia University of Irvine. He and his wife, Rachael, live in Hollister with their young daughters, Scarlett and Magnolia.