Starting off the New Year as Executive Assistant to the Principal

Tom Cheng

Former AP secretary Diana Goularte is given new position as Executive Assistant to the Principal

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Former AP secretary Diana Goularte was given her new position as Executive Assistant to the Principal on Jan 1st. Photo by Tom Cheng.

New Year's Day is one of resolutions and change. For former AP secretary Diana Goularte, it marked the first of many more days to come as executive assistant to the principal.

On the first day of 2009, former assistant principal's secretary Diana Goularte was officially given the new position as executive assistant to the principal, also known by its older name principal's assistant. Goularte replaced former principal's assistant Sue Gunderson, who retired after eight years at MVHS.

 

 "[Being executive assistant to the principal is] absolutely positive, but it's a little overwhelming just as any new position is," Goularte said.

Her new position adds longer working hours, in which she comes in an hour earlier and leaves around an hour later than before. Other than extra hours, there isn't much of a difference compared to her previous position, including the workload. She says she will also continue to stay in close contact with others she has worked closely with before.

"It's still just being part of the Monta Vista family," Goularte said. "I get to work more closely with Principal April Scott, but I did before too as AP secretary and now she's my main focus to keep the whole office running instead of just the small guidance portion of it. I'm looking forward to being able to focus on Monta Vista and helping her do that."

Goularte's former position is currently posted as an opening in the district, with Diane Bodwin as the temporary substitute until the position is filled.