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Rich Bellante Appointed Interim Principal, Tesoro High School



SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA. – The Capistrano Unified School District has appointed Rich Bellante interim Principal of Tesoro High School while the District continues its search to fill the role permanently.


Bellante spent his entire career as an educator and administrator with the Capistrano Unified School District, beginning as a history teacher and cross country coach at Aliso Niguel High School. Bellante also served as Assistant Principal at Capistrano Valley High School and Principal of Serra High School. As interim principal at Tesoro, he is preparing for the start of the 2017-2018 school year and says he enjoys seeing some familiar faces.


“It’s like old home week for me,” Bellante said. “I see a number of former students as well as colleagues I hired while I was at Capo Valley. Tesoro is a tremendous school and I am excited to be here to open the school year.”


Bellante retired in 2012 but continues to support the District as needed.




Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:8/18/17
Audience: High School News Group

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