IUSD is pleased to announce Bob Curley has been named Principal of Beacon Park K-8 School, which is scheduled to open August 2016. His start date is July 1, 2016. In the interim, he will continue in his current role, while also planning for the opening of Beacon Park next fall. To ensure a smooth transition and adequate planning time, Pat Mulhaupt, a retired IUSD elementary principal, will work at Bonita Canyon two days per week, starting in January. Pat and Bob will work together to ensure continuity during the second half of the school year.
Bob has been with IUSD for 26 years. Most recently, he served as Principal for Bonita Canyon Elementary for 6 years, where he developed an excellent reputation as a site leader for working collaboratively with students, parents, staff and the community, including the PTA and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation. His previous experience includes science teacher at Rancho Middle School; Math and Science Department Chair and Assistant Principal at South Lake Middle School; and Principal at Springbrook Elementary.
Bob is looking forward to taking on the challenge of opening IUSD’s newest K-8 school and will work closely with students, staff and parents to develop a student-centered learning environment. He uniquely understands Irvine and the IUSD culture. He is experienced at working with diverse student populations, high expectations for academic achievement and a broad range of extracurricular programs.
He resides in Fullerton with his wife and two daughters. When he is not busy with work and his family, Bob enjoys spending time outdoors running and hiking.