Corey Pace Named New Principal of Bonita Canyon Elementary

Dear IUSD Community,

We are pleased to announce that Corey Pace has been named as the new Principal of Bonita Canyon Elementary School. After an extensive recruitment process, which included staff and community input and participation, Mr. Pace was selected from a talented candidate pool as the best fit for Bonita Canyon. He is a successful IUSD principal, who has served with distinction for the past five years at Santiago Hills Elementary School. His official start date is on July 1, 2016.

Mr. Pace is familiar with the Bonita Canyon community and is a true product of IUSD. He served as an assistant principal at Rancho San Joaquin Middle School and graduated from University High School. He has seventeen years of experience in education as a teacher and administrator. He lives in Irvine with his wife and two children.

Mr. Pace is excited to work with the Bonita Canyon students, staff and community. He will visit with current principal Bob Curley to transition to his new role and looks forward to meeting with students, staff, and the parent community in the coming weeks.

Mr. Curley has been named principal of IUSD’s newest K-8 school, Beacon Park, which is set to open this August.

Please join IUSD in congratulating Mr. Pace on his new role and in welcoming him to Bonita Canyon.

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Eamonn O’Donovan
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Irvine Unified School District