SCVNews.com | Hart District Announces Appointment Of New Principal, Assistant Principal

The William S. Hart Union High School District Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Brenda Bennett as the new principal of Rio Norte Junior High School and Rich Gutierrez as the new assistant principal of Hart High School.

Brenda Bennett began her career in education in 1996 as a middle school history teacher at Sepulveda Middle School.

In 1998, Ms. Bennett came to Hart County where she taught at Sierra Vista Junior High School from 1998 to 2004. While serving as a teacher, she held many leadership roles, including participating in the SCV Character Coalition and as a member of the AVID team. .

In 2004, Ms. Bennett became the Assistant Principal at Sierra Vista and she remained in that position until moving to Rancho Pico in 2013 as an AP. Ms. Bennett is currently the Assistant Principal at Arroyo Seco Junior High School, where she has been since 2021.

As Site Administrator, Ms. Bennett is responsible for all areas of school leadership including special education oversight, school modernization, intervention and technology to name a few. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from San Diego State University and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from California State University Northridge.

Richard Gutierrez has worked as a teacher and coach in the Hart district since 2002, when he started as a special education teacher at Sierra Vista Junior High School. From there, he went to Bowman High School, where he taught until 2008.

Mr. Gutierrez then moved to Canyon High School where he again taught special education and was the varsity head football coach and athletic director until 2020. He currently teaches and serves as the Athletic Director at Saugus High School.

While teaching in the Hart district, Mr. Gutierrez held many leadership roles including coaching multiple sports, working as an administrative intern and as a team member for the school site council, site leadership, school safety and WASC focus group leader.

He also taught English as a second language at Golden Oak Adult School and served as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix. Mr. Gutierrez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from California State University Northridge and a Master of Science in Special Education from National University.

He was named Teacher of the Year at Golden Oak Adult School and Bowman High School, named to Who’s Who among American Teachers and was the 2011 NFL Coach of the Week.

Ms. Bennett and Gutierrez officially begin their new roles on July 27, 2022.

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