Longtime science teacher Jean Kennedy —who has taught at Holmes Junior High since 1999 — will be the new vice principal at the school this year.
Kennedy has served as a “teacher in charge” at Holmes since 2009, covering for school administrators when needed — a position that often presages a later transition to a full-time administrative position.
She also was a leadership teacher and ASB director at Holmes last year, working with student government, planning dances and playing a role in fundraising.
Prior to coming to the Davis district, Kennedy was a science teacher at Armijo High School in Fairfield from 1989 to 1999.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a teaching credential at UC Davis, and a master’s in educational leadership through Sacramento State.