[Posted June 25, 2018] A familiar face will be in the Principal’s Office at Uni this fall to replace the retiring Eric Davidson. It’s Claudia Middleton, who was a teacher assistant at Uni in 1993 and was most recently the Principal for two years at Whitman Continuation High School on the Fairfax High campus.
The selection process was quite lengthy, with the Los Angeles Unified School District setting up a search committee that included four teachers, four parents, a non-teaching staff member and a student. Six candidates were interviewed and a recommendation was forwarded to LAUSD Local District West Superintendent Cheryl Hildreth for final selection. She agreed with the preference expressed by the committee and Middleton will become Uni’s 17th school chief.
After starting as Uni, Middleton obtained her teaching credential in Biology and taught at Los Angeles High School. She eventually became the English Learner Program Coordinator there and had an opportunity to return to Uni as Instructional Specialist for the 2015-16 school year. However, the District’s personnel rules made it advantageous for her to transfer to Hamilton High School to become Assistant Principal there for half a year, before taking charge at Whitman Continuation High School.
She’ll be the third female principal at Uni and third in the last four. All the best, Claudia, for a great tenure at Uni!