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CUSD Assistant Supt. Steve Fabela retiring
Host of others retiring or changing positions at years end
Ceres Unified School District assistant superintendent of Business Services Steve Fabela was recently honored for his years of work in the annual Recycling Poster Contest hosted by CUSD and the city of Ceres. - photo by JEFF BENZIGER/Courier photo

Steve Fabela said he's looking forward to retirement and enjoying life as he enters his last month as the assistant superintendent of Business Services for the Ceres Unified School District (CUSD).

Fabela, 60, was recently honored for his years of work in the annual Recycling Poster Contest hosted by CUSD and the city of Ceres.

He will be replaced by Amy Peterman, the principal of Central Valley High School.

As the 2014-15 school year comes to a close, others in the district are planning retirement or changing positions.

John Christiansen, the coordinator of Child Welfare & Attendance Department is also retiring. He will be replaced by Cesar Chavez Junior High School principal Jose Beltran.

Rosemarie Kloepfer, an assistant principal at Ceres High School, will become the new principal of Cesar Chavez.

Because of Peterman's promotion within the district, an administration shuffle is taking place at Central Valley High School. Associate Principal Dan Pangrazio will become principal. Paul Rutishauser, the CVHS assistant principal, will be replacing Pangrazio as associate principal. CVHS learning director Rita Srouji will fill Rutishauser's shoes as assistant principal.

A few changes are occurring at Ceres High School.

Ed Pelfrey, an administrator in Columbia in the foothills, will be replacing Kloepfer as assistant principal of Ceres High.

Amy Switzer, currently a learning director at CHS, will become the lead learning director at CHS in place of Ms. Srouji.

Danielle Patroni, currently a Social Studies teacher at CVHS, will be filling the learning director opening at CHS created by the movement of Switzer and Srouji.

Robi Wiersma will be leaving his English teaching job at CVHS to come over to CHS to fill the learning director position at CHS created by a resignation.

Kirsten Saint, currently a program specialist in Educational Services, will be filling the vacant Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Saint's position will not be backfilled.

Ashley Grim, currently an administrator in Sylvan will be filling a growth position as an educational technology specialist as we prepare to implement chromebooks for all students.