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Dear Dingeman Families,


I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dusty Pedrotti to the position of Principal at Dingeman Elementary. Dusty has been an educator in San Diego Unified School District for over 10 years and earned both his Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Education from San Diego State University.


Mr. Pedrotti began his teaching career at Edison Elementary and has taught at numerous schools in the district including Sherman and Field Elementary. Dusty has had experience teaching in many elementary school grade levels K-5 and distinguished himself and was elected by his staff as Teacher of the Year. Most recently, he served as Vice Principal at Dingeman, E.B. Scripps and Miramar Ranch.


While serving in these positions, Dusty demonstrated strong expertise in the area of planning and facilitating professional development, collaborating with grade level teams in order to inform instruction, using data to monitor and support student learning as well as communicating regularly and effectively with students, parents and the community. In addition, Dusty has worked as the English Language Coordinator which includes supporting students, as well as families through the English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC).


We are thrilled to have the benefit of his experience and leadership at Dingeman Elementary.


Thank you to everyone who participated in this hiring process by helping to develop the site criteria or by sitting on the Community Interview Panel. Together we found the perfect match for Dingeman Elementary and it is thanks to your support!


Principal Pedrotti will officially begin on February 24th and is looking forward to continuing his work with the Dingeman students, staff and community. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have questions, concerns, or suggestions at mhazel@sandi.net.



Monika Hazel

Area 4 Superintendent  



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