We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kevin Skelly, Superintendent, will recommend to the Board of Education the appointment of Ms. Kathryn (Katy) Bimpson as Principal of Hoover Elementary School, beginning July 2012. Ms. Bimpson will be presented to the Board at its April 24, 2012 regular meeting. Ms. Bimpson replaces Dr. Susanne Scott, who is retiring.
Ms. Bimpson has worked as a K-4 Teacher at Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital School since 2008. Prior to that, she taught various grades at J.L. Stanford Middle School and El Carmelo and Hoover Elementary Schools. For half of her twenty years teaching in PAUSD, Ms. Bimpson taught at Hoover. In addition, she has served as a math lead teacher, technology lead teacher and staff development instructor for the District.
A Palo Alto native and PAUSD alumna, Ms. Bimpson holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is currently working toward a Masters in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University.
Dr. Skelly commented, “Ms. Bimpson is a talented and outstanding individual who will continue Hoover’s success. We are grateful to the site interview committee members for their hard work.”