The SMMUSD Board of Education approved the appointment of Stefanie Suffolk as the new assistant principal of Lincoln Middle School at its June 29 special meeting.
Suffolk has served as a teacher and in a variety of leadership and administrative roles at Lincoln Middle School for the past 24 years. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescent science and is the current Lincoln science department chair.
Additionally, Suffolk has worked as a SMMUSD administrative intern since January 2014, serving as middle school principal for Summer Adventure where she created room assignments, coordinated professional development, managed rosters, provided supervision and discipline and facilitated parent communication.
She also serves on district curriculum, leadership and technology committees and school and district professional development teams.
“I am so excited about my new position as assistant principal at Lincoln!” Suffolk said. “Lincoln has been my home and my community since 1991, and I’m thrilled to continue my service to the Santa Monica-Malibu district. I’m looking forward to working with parents, students and staff in this new capacity.”
Suffolk earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Science in science from University of California, Los Angeles; a Master of Arts in education from UCLA and a Master of Arts in administration from Cal State University, Northridge. She participates in the SMMUSD aspiring administrator’s academy.
“Stefanie will be a valuable addition to our district leadership team,” Superintendent Sandra Lyon said. “I would like to congratulate her on her new position.”
Suffolk’s appointment waseffective July 1.