Davis High School has a new principal, an educator from Sacramento's Twin Rivers Unified School District.
William Brown, principal of Smythe Academy Arts and Sciences charter school, was named to the post Wednesday in a special session of the Davis Joint Unified School District Board of Education.
Brown's first day at Davis High is expected to be July 1, said Sheila Allen, Davis school board president.
Allen said Brown's work with students impressed board members at a recent site visit.
"He looked at the whole child. He really connected well with the students," Allen said. "He's very collaborative."
She also cited Brown's experience working to close the achievement gap and a knack for discovering and developing talent within the faculty ranks.
Brown also counts stops as a vice principal at Rio Linda High School and principal at Foothill High School in Sacramento.
Brown succeeds former principal Jacquelyn Moore. Moore had served as the school's principal since 2009, but did not return for a fourth year at the school, citing "philosophical differences" with Davis Board of Education leaders.
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