Katie Masterson Named Principal at Farragut Elementary School

The Culver City Unified School District announced the hiring of Katie Masterson as principal of Farragut Elementary School, pending board approval. She is expected to be formally approved by the board at its August 24 meeting and will be on-site when the school year begins on August 19.

Since 2019, Masterson has served as assistant principal in the Wiseburn Unified School District, where she coordinated and directed school programs, including student attendance, student discipline, curriculum, counseling and guidance, extra-curricular activities, school budget and finance, and facility maintenance.

She previously spent seven years as an elementary school teacher in CCUSD, where she

created and piloted a special education program to fully include students with

severe special needs in the general education classroom, participated in extensive ongoing professional development as a fellow with the COTSEN Foundation in the area of Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) and integrated Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) curriculum.

Masterson earned a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in business administration from Loyola Marymount University. She has also earned master's degrees from Pepperdine University (education) and Loyola Marymount University (school administration).

"Katie is a passionate and innovative school leader who fosters teacher collaboration and builds strong school communities," said Assistant Superintendent Tracy Pumilia. "We are pleased to welcome her to the CCUSD family and look forward to the positive impact she will have on the students, staff and school community at Farragut."


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