New principal enthusiastic about Rosemont Middle School

August 28, 2008|By Walter Campbell

“There’s some new staff at Rosemont this year,” Rosemont Middle School Principal Michelle Doll said in a voice filled with optimism.

The school not only serves La Crescenta and Montrose, but also the western portion of La Cañada Flintridge.

Among the arriving staff this year is Doll herself. Although new to Rosemont, she is no stranger to the school district, having worked in it as an administrator for the past seven years. For four years, she was the assistant principal at Glendale High School, and for three years, she worked as the associate principal also at Glendale High School.

Doll begins as principal at Rosemont on Sept. 2, the first day of school, and during her first year as principal, she will continue attending USC, at which she is scheduled to earn her doctorate in education next May.


As the new principal, Doll plans to “learn the school, carry on traditions, and I plan to continue to move the school forward academically.”

So far, Doll is loving her time at Rosemont. “The past six weeks have been wonderful,” she said. “The school is friendly, positive, full of life, has wonderful students and supportive parents, good teachers and nice staff.”

Karen Bomar, Rosemont’s new counselor replacing Barbara Clark who will retire in the middle of September, “comes to Rosemont from Hoover High School where she has served in the capacity as a counselor for a number of years,” Doll said.

Rosemont also has additions to the teaching ranks. Jim Buyer, who left to teach in the Burbank School District, will be returning to teach math at Rosemont. “We are happy to have him back,” said Doll. Jasmine Shiroyan, last year’s assistant art teacher, will replace Carol Green, who retired at the end of the 2008 year as the main art teacher.

“We’re looking forward to a great school year,” Doll said.

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