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News & Announcements: Welcome to our new school administrators!

EUSD is home to some amazing school principals and assistant principals — and our team just grew with some exciting new additions:

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Tim Biland

Principal, Rincon Middle School

Tim was born in Fontana, California, and he attended high school in Phelan, California. After graduating high school, he went on to attend Shasta Community College, Mira Costa Community College, Cal State San Bernardino, and Cal State San Marcos — making him the first in his family to earn a college degree.

After graduating from CSUSM in 1998, Tim earned his teaching credential from CSUSM in 2000. He then earned a Masters in Educational Administration from Cal State San Bernardino in 2003.

As a middle school teacher in Lake Elsinore, Tim taught English, Reading Intervention, and English Language Development (ELD) from 2000–2003. Subsequently, he became a middle school assistant principal in Orange Unified School District in 2004, and then became a principal at a K–6 elementary school in 2008.

From 2012–2017, Tim served as a middle school principal in the Poway Unified School District. Now, he is the principal at our very own Rincon Middle School where he says he is happy to return to his roots in supporting student success and family partnerships.

As a parent of three children who possess different strengths, abilities, and challenges, Tim understands that school represents something different to every student and family. As a principal, he believes that every student provides the opportunity for our school to learn and improve.

Outside of work, Tim enjoys snowboarding, going to his kids’ games, taking family vacations, and hanging out with his dog, Bandit.

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Stephanie Rosson, Ed.D.

Principal, Central Elementary School

Dr. Rosson has been an educator for over 28 years. She holds a Doctor of Education Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne, a Master of Science Degree in Education from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication from the University of Southern California.

Dr. Rosson’s passion for educating children began when she first began teaching in a bilingual first grade for the Paramount Unified School District. Over the years, she has taught Kindergarten through Fourth Grade in different dual language immersion programs across the county. Following her classroom tenure, Dr. Rosson subsequently became the Dean of Students at Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts in Vista, California thus beginning her administrative career.

Over the years, she has had ample experience orchestrating dual language instructional programs at three different elementary schools, each with its own unique personality. Her most recent position with EUSD was as the Coordinator of Language Acquisition. In this role, Dr. Rosson coordinated all aspects of the English Learner and Dual Language Programs district wide and played a critical role in the creation and implementation of professional development opportunities for teachers. Additionally, Dr. Rosson has been involved with many professional memberships, including the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE).

As an instructional leader, Dr. Rosson has always had a focus that is threefold: maintaining the expectation that all students can learn, providing multiple pathways for every student to reach his/her potential, and developing relationships with all parents and community members to facilitate open and honest communication. Dr. Rosson feels that teamwork and collaboration are key in order for a school to be successful in reaching the goal of helping a child attain his or her full potential. She is looking forward to joining the team at Central Elementary.

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Lisa Pitard

Principal, Rose Elementary School

Lisa is proud to be the new principal at Rose Elementary School. She has lived in Escondido since 1997 and has been with EUSD for 20 years.

Lisa was born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles. She holds a Masters in Education, and a Multiple Subject Credential with Supplemental Authorizations in English and Mathematics.

When Lisa first joined EUSD in 1997, she was teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. Then in 2003, she moved into administration and has been an Assistant Principal for the past 13 years throughout the district.

Lisa is married with two children who attend Glen View Elementary. She loves anything to do with the ocean, including snorkeling, fishing, and hanging out at the beach. She also has a passion for cooking and hopes to run her own food truck when she retires.

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Brooke Cottingham

Assistant Principal, Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences

Brooke is a 19 year veteran of EUSD. She began her career at Glen View Elementary teaching kindergarten before becoming part of the team that opened Bernardo Elementary School in 2005.

After teaching at Bernardo for 11 years, Brooke became the Site Based Resource Teacher (SBRT) at Farr Ave Elementary and focused on building intervention and enrichment opportunities for students.

This year, Brooke has become the Assistant Principal at Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is excited to be a Dragon and is committed to making Del Dios a place where students are empowered in their educational choices and value the opportunities in STEM and VAPA classes.

In her free time, Brooke can be seen running, reading books, or sitting at soccer and volleyball games cheering on her children.