SVHS principal Battaglini resigns
Sonoma Valley High School Principal Dino Battaglini resigned Thursday evening.
While his resignation is effective as of June 30, the school board granted Battaglini a leave of absence for the remainder of the school year. He has served as Sonoma Valley High principal since July 2010.
School Superintendent Louann Carlomagno said, “The district appreciates Dino’s contributions and wishes him well in his future endeavors.”
Replacing Battaglini for the remainder of the school year will be Lynn Fitzpatrick, the district’s director of curriculum and instruction.
“Lynn has worked closely with the administration and staff at SVHS in implementing the a-to-g graduation requirements, developing the Freshman Team concept, preparing for implementation of the common core curriculum, and advancing the development of college and career pathways,” Carlomagno said.
Before joining the district in August 2010, Fitzpatrick was a member of the Sonoma County Achievement Team at the county office of education. Prior to that, she was an English teacher, a literacy coach and the curriculum coordinator with Santa Rosa City Schools, and she also served a two-year term as Educator in Residence with Sonoma State University’s School of Education.
Fitzpatrick graduated from UC Davis and earned both a master’s degree in curriculum, teaching and learning, and later, an administrative credential, from Sonoma State. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership at UC Davis.
Carlomagno said the district will begin a search for a new principal for SVHS with the goal of having the new principal identified prior to end of the current school year. “The district is optimistic that Sonoma Valley will attract quality candidates with the expertise and experience to lead Sonoma Valley High School’s pursuit of college and career readiness for all students,” she said.