By Nick Sestanovich
Charles Young, superintendent of Benicia Unified School District, announced Stephen Slater as the new principal of Matthew Turner Elementary School.
Earlier this month, Leslie Beatson— the principal at Matthew Turner since 2012— was announced as the district’s new superintendent of educational services, succeeding Marie Morgan who will be taking the reins as the superintendent of Walnut Creek School District. As Beatson was promoted to her new role, this left a vacancy in Matthew Turner’s highest leadership position, which will be filled by Slater.
Slater received both his teaching credential and undergraduate degree in diversified liberal arts from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. He also received his master’s degree from Concordia University in Irvine.