The beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year has a seen leadership change at six different Catholic schools in the Diocese.
At the high school level, St. Jeanne de Lestonnac High School in Temecula opened its doors for the first time and its principal is Annette Zaleski, a former principal of two different Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Orange and a former Associate Superintendent in the Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools. At Xavier College Preparatory High School in Palm Desert President Chris Alling has also assumed Principal duties following the departure of Jimmy Tricco from the position late last school year.
Trenna Meins departed her position as Principal of Sacred Heart School in Rancho Cucamonga to take the same position at St. Francis de Sales School in her home town of Riverside. She is replaced at Sacred Heart by Dr. Danielle Lascano Espinoza, who had served there as Vice Principal.
Tom Strickland, a longtime teacher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Riverside, has stepped into the role of Principal at St. James School in Perris, while Nathan Arnold begins his first full year as Principal of St. Edward School in Corona.