An assistant principal from a Pleasanton middle school has been appointed to replace Pat Lickiss as principal of Las Lomas High School.
John Stockton, the superintendent of the Acalanes Union High School District, said Thursday that the district's governing board has appointed Matthew Campbell to replace Lickiss, a 37-year veteran of the district who is retiring at the end of this school year.
Campbell, whose starting date will be July 1, currently serves as an assistant middle school principal in the Pleasanton school district, Stockton said. Before that, he was an assistant principal for four years at Pleasanton's Foothill High School. He began his education career as a social studies teacher in the Pleasanton school district.
Campbell graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, received his master's of arts degree from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is currently pursuing his doctorate at Saint Mary's College.
Says Stockton: "The Acalanes Union High School District is pleased to welcome Matt to our community and feels confident he possesses the professional skills and personal qualities necessary for the positive engagement of our community. Mr. Campbell is dedicated to building upon the great successes Las Lomas High School has experienced during Pat Lickiss' years of service."
A reception will be held at Las Lomas before the end of this school year to welcome Campbell. "Prior to the start of the new school year, Matt looks forward to meeting as many friends of Las Lomas High School as possible," Stockton says.