By Amanda Aguilar
Staff Writer, Pleasanton Weekly
Mindy Bolar, the principal of Lydiksen Elementary School, has been appointed the new director of curriculum in the Pleasanton school district.
She will succeed Jane Golden, who is retiring and leaving the position immediately, according to an announcement by the district.
Prior to coming to the Pleasanton, Bolar worked for the Milpitas Unified School District in many instruction leadership rolesincluding as a teacher, staff developer, Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) coach, director of educational services, principal and coordinator of professional development, according to Pleasanton assistant superintendent Bill Faraghan.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and a Master's degree in educational curriculum from Cal State East Bay.
Bolar will finish the year as principal at Lydiksen before starting her new responsibilities for the 2014-15 school year.
"Mindy is excited at this stage in her career to have the opportunity to work alongside our teachers and administrators and to provide curriculum leadership for Pleasanton Unified School District," said Faraghan.
The process to find Bolar's replacement at Lydiksen will begin immediately.