By Kristina Pritchett

Dr. Joshua W. Porter was announced as the new Dana Hills High School Principal, on Monday, July 31, according to Capistrano Unified School District officials.

According to a press release, Porter will begin the new position effective Tuesday, Aug. 1 and was appointed during the Board of Trustees’ July 26 meeting.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead a school with a proven legacy of educational excellence in its community,” Porter said in a statement.

Dr. Jason Allemann left the school at the end of June to fill the role of Laguna Beach High School principal. He was at Dana Hills for six years and is a Dana Hills graduate.

Porter previously has served as a classroom teacher, assistant principal and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Coach. Since 2014, Porter has been the principal at Carlsbad High School.

“I have a passion for developing graduation pathways and integrating technology into everything we do,” Porter said in a statement. “I am excited to partner with a dynamic and forward-thinking District and the innovative staff at Dana Hills.”

Porter has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from California State University, Fullerton and an Educational Doctorate from the University of Southern California.

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