New PUSD Leadership

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) recently named new principals at four of its schools in Rancho Peñasquitos: Ms. Jill Halsey (Canyon View Elementary School), Ms. Lisa Wilken (Sunset Hills Elementary School), Mr. Scott Corso (Black Mountain Middle School), and Ms. Tina Ziegler (Westview High School).

All four principals have many years of educational experience, both within PUSD and in other districts. Ms. Halsey has served as the assistant principal at Bernardo Heights Middle School for the past three years, and served in the Chula Vista Elementary School District in various roles for six years prior. Ms. Wilken has been the assistant principal in PUSD for the past three years at Chaparral Elementary and Del Sur Elementary. She was previously a teacher in first through sixth grade classrooms in other districts for 16 years. Mr. Corso comes to PUSD from Temecula Valley High School where he has been the assistant principal for the past two years. Prior experience includes over 20 years as a teacher at both the middle and high school levels, as well as other leadership positions in education. Ms. Ziegler has been an educator in PUSD for 25 years, serving in many roles including resource specialist, program specialist, and assistant principal at Westview, as well as principal at Sunset Hills for the past seven years. All four principals were approved by the board on Aug. 10.

PUSD also welcomed Ms. Marie Galaz (Bernardo Heights Middle School) and Mr. Alain Henry (Abraxas High School) as new principals, approved by the board in June. Learn more at