Karl Mueller, principal of Canyon Crest Academy (CCA), has been selected as the Superintendent of Coronado Unified School District, effective July 1, 2016.
Mueller is CCA’s third principal, following founding principal David Jaffe, 2004-2007, and Brian Kohn, 2007-2013.
A portion of the communication Principal Mueller sent CCA students and parents follows:
“Raven Students and Parents,
“After three proud years of service to the staff and student body at Canyon Crest Academy, I have made the difficult decision to assume a new challenge next year as the superintendent of Coronado Unified School District.
“Words cannot express how overwhelmed I have been by your dedication to our school, as well as by your kindness, support, and Raven pride. I will always cherish my time here. I truly value all that each of you has provided me with, including guidance, friendship, wisdom, and patience.
“What I will miss the most about CCA is the culture—the connection between faculty and our students, the respect we share, the trusting and inclusive environment where children feel the confidence to be themselves, and the strong pride in our community that made coming to work each day purposeful.
“I would like to honor the amazing team of educators at CCA whose dedication and contributions to the culture of our school and health of our students have led to our incredible achievement. Most importantly, I’d like to thank our students for always modeling curiosity and creativity—I have thoroughly enjoyed this time with you.
“With humble gratitude, Karl Mueller”
In the coming days, Superintendent Rick Schmitt will work with San Dieguito Union High School District Board President Beth Hergesheimer to develop a plan to replace Mueller as the Principal of Canyon Crest Academy. — Submitted press release