GALT -- Robert Rappleye, the former assistant principal at Galt High School, has been named its principal, effective immediately.
Galt Joint Union High School District Superintendent Matthew Roberts made the announcement today.
Rappleye will replace Maria Orr who has moved to the district office. Kellie Beck will remain assistant principal.
Rappleye’s position is the latest change in administration among the district’s three campuses.
Tony Lara has been moved from his position as Estrellita High principal to “administrator on special assignment” at Galt High.
He will handle discipline and oversee parent and community participation, and English-language education. He will also maintain the district’s truancy and expulsion panels, according to Roberts.
Newcomer Michael Tambini was hired earlier this month as the new Liberty Ranch High School principal. He comes from Oakdale and replaces former principal Brian Deis who took a position in Southern California.
Rappleye most recently served as assistant principal at Estrellita. Plans to fill both his and Lara’s positions will be announced next week, Robert said.