Another year has rolled in and out, and with it a wave of many new achievements and proud moments for Laguna's schools. In 2010, the district welcomed a new superintendent, honored some of its top faculty and staff and took fundraising to a whole new level. Here are some of the most memorable moments:
The Laguna Beach Unified School District welcomed a new superintendent in July. Sherine Smith, who formerly served as assistant supt. of Fullerton Joint Union High School District, succeeded Robert Fraisse, who retired after three years of service. Smith, who said her career goal was always to become a district superintendent, said she was especially eager to work in a district with such strong community support and work with the community to bring positive changes to Laguna's schools for the next four years.
Anneliese's Willowbrook campus on Laguna Canyon Road had a reported $900,000 in damages after a Dec. 22 flood destroyed nine classrooms, a computer lab, school kitchen, the sports field, learning garden and landscaping.