Monrovia Unified Selects Interim Principal for MHS

Dear Monrovia Unified School District Parents and Families:

I am pleased to share that Director of Adult Education and Alternative Programs Flint Fertig will serve as Interim Principal at Monrovia High School beginning on Monday, January 17. Mr. Fertig's background and experience with high schools and programs like activities and athletics make him a perfect fit for this role.

Mr. Fertig will continue to oversee Canyon Oaks, Mountain Park, and Monrovia Community Adult School, just from afar. Directors Kimberly Cabrera and Catherine Real, both former high school principals, will provide additional support for these schools whenever needed.

We will begin the formal search process for a new principal at MHS later this week. Please know though that this is a difficult time of year for filling a position like this as it is not really "hiring season", so to speak. I share this with you because I will not settle for anyone who is less than a perfect fit to lead our fantastic high school into the future. As a former high school principal myself, I know just how important this role is, especially in a community like ours. If we must extend our search for a while to find the right person, that is what we will do.

Monrovia High School is in great hands with Mr. Fertig while we complete our search for its next principal.


Ryan D. Smith, Ed.D.