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U-32 Principal Press Release 

I am pleased to announce the nomination of Dr. Rebecca Tatistcheff to the WCUUSD Board as the next principal of U-32 High School.  Dr. Tatistcheff replaces Steven Dellinger-Pate who served as Principal for the past 11 years. Rebecca’s extensive experience as an educator and leader positions her well to serve U32 and the Washington Central communities.

"Becca's record of effective leadership, her breadth of teaching and administrative experience, and her proven commitment to our district's core beliefs -- of fostering responsive, engaged and transparent leadership, evidence-based curriculum, and a culture of inclusivity -- are exactly what our staff, students, families, and community need to grow and thrive,” stated Superintendent Roy.

 

Most recently, Becca has served as Principal of Cabot School where her focus was on the development of rigorous, relevant, place-based, and literacy-rich curriculum. She began her educational career at St. Johnsbury Academy (Vermont) as a Math teacher before spending the bulk of her career in New York City, first as a Math teacher at the Bank Street School, and later as a Teacher Leader, Whole School Coach, Principal, and District Level Administrator.

Tatistcheff was hired after a thorough search that included input from the community, parents, faculty, staff, and students,  including a community-wide survey and a day-long site visit to U-32 High School and faculty and parent/community forums. The fourteen-member search committee represented all communities and all stakeholder groups.  The Screening Committee was unanimous in its recommendation to the superintendent.

Jenn Ingersoll, one of the committee members reflected the team when she stated, “I am thrilled to welcome Rebecca to the U-32 and Washington Central school community. Her experience and expertise, coupled with her deep commitment to ensuring authentic student voice, make her a wonderful candidate to continue the great work happening at U-32.”

Dr. Tatistcheff is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a BS in Mathematics. She has a Doctorate of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Certificate of Study in School Leadership from the City University of New York.

Becca had this to say about her new role, “Since I have come to know U-32 as a parent and community member, I have been impressed by the strong focus on equity, access, and deep learning. The young people I met during my visit were leading the way in these conversations. I am excited to work alongside them, with families, staff, and community members to further this endeavor.”   

Tatistcheff begins her work in the district on July 1, 2024.  Please join the Washington Central Unified Union School District in giving her a warm welcome.