Dear Colleagues and School Community of Phillip and Sala Burton High School,
I want to take this opportunity to personally and publicly thank Ms. Marlene Ligsay for her commitment and dedication to the community of Burton High School. She has held the vision and mission of Burton with steady focus in her role as Interim Principal. I also want to recognize that transitions can be difficult. The Burton family has remained focused and dedicated in this transition period.
The Board of Education and the Superintendent recently approved the appointment of Mr. Sam Bass as the Principal of Phillip and Sala Burton High School. Mr. Bass previously has served Principal of Miraloma Elementary School, Assistant Principal of Denman Middle School, and Instructional Reform Facilitator at Burton High School.
Prior to joining San Francisco Unified in 2011, Mr. Bass was a music teacher at the elementary and middle school level, RTI Behavior Intervention Specialist, and Professional Development Coordinator. He is endorsed as a trainer by the National Urban Alliance.
Mr. Bass is very excited to return to the Burton family. He will officially begin his duties as Principal on July 1, 2016. There will be future announcements about opportunities to meet and get to know Mr. Bass.
Please join me in officially welcoming Dr. Bass.
Bill W. Sanderson
Assistant Superintendent of High Schools