BUENA PARK, CA – Buena Park School District has hired two new assistant principals for the 2022-23 school year, with Jaime Carbajal joining Gordon H. Beatty Middle School and Leticia Rojas leading Buena Park Middle School.
Rojas is a 10-year veteran in education, having worked as a visual arts teacher, a teacher on special assignment and career technical education pathway specialist. She said she is focused on being a positive influence in the community and supporting Principal Shin Park boost school events, support teachers and encourage student growth.
“The possibility of growth inspires me every day,” Rojas said. “Every day is a fresh start. Every school year we have the possibility to reflect, plan and grow as an organization for the constant improvement of our schools and success of students.”
Assistant Principal Rojas has a Bachelor of Arts in art education, a single subject credential in art and a master’s in educational administration (administrative credential), all from California State University, Long Beach.
Carbajal, who is starting his 16th year in education at Beatty Middle School, has worked as a student teacher, substitute teacher, history teacher and an assistant principal. Carbajal said the middle school years are the most pivotal time in development for students – noting that it is during this time when students form their personalities, passions and career interests.
“My main goals are to get to know the community and build the partnerships that will allow me to better serve its students,” Carbajal said. “I would like to expand on the existing services and opportunities that this school offers and work collaboratively to ensure that all students get what they need to be academically and socially successful.”
Assistant Principal Carbajal has a Bachelor of Arts in history and a teaching credential from the University of California, Irvine and an administrative credential from the Green Dot Administrator Induction Program.
“We are truly lucky to have both Jaime Carbajal and Leticia Rojas as assistant principals at both of our middle schools,” Superintendent Dr. Ramon Miramontes said. “They will be fantastic support to our amazing principals, teachers and administrators and I believe they will also become strong mentors to our students across both campuses.”
CARBAJAL: Gordon H. Beatty Middle School Assistant Principal Jaime Carbajal believes the middle school years are the most pivotal for student development.
ROJAS: Buena Park Middle School Assistant Principal Leticia Rojas vows to be a positive influence to her school’s community, providing encouragement to staff members and students.