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SoCal Educator Named New Principal At YHS

New YHS principal Dr. Stephanie Osowski – photo courtesy YHS

OAKHURST – Dr. Stephanie Osowski will be the next principal at Yosemite High School. The SoCal educator — and one-time journalist — will replace current YHS principal Regina Carr on July 1. Carr is relocating with her family to Seattle.

Superintendent Glen Billington announced the leadership change at the monthly YUSD board meeting, held Monday night at Coarsegold Elementary.

An administrator and principal at Fallbrook High since 2015, earlier in her career Osowski taught special education and also worked as a reporter for a Los Angeles newspaper.

She has a BA in English and Journalism from CSU Long Beach, a Master’s in Special Education from CSU San Marcos and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from USC’s Rossier School of Education.

Her post-grad research centered upon “inclusion practices,” school culture and bullying prevention.

Billington said a “wide variety of stakeholders including staff, student and parent representatives” participated in the process of interviewing finalists for the YHS principal position.

“We would like to thank Ms. Carr for her service and wish her well on her future endeavors,” the superintendent added.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure and honor to work with the community, staff and students,” Carr said.

“This was a very difficult decision for me to make,” she added. “I want to make it clear that I am leaving because of my family. That would be about the only thing that could get me to move.”

Carr’s last day on the job will be June 30.

“I intend to work closely with Stephanie to ensure a smooth transition,” she said.

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