By Irma Widjojo
The newest principal at Benicia Middle School said though education is not his first career, it’s his passion.
When the middle schoolers begin their school year Wednesday, Stephen Brady said he’s ready to greet and get to know them.
“Visibility is important,” said the Concord man, who’s married with three children.
Brady arrived at Benicia Middle with an array of experience, including many years in the hospitality industry and later getting his credential in education and a Master’s degree at the Principal Leadership Institute, University of California, Berkeley.
After receiving the graduate degree, Brady was named the program manager for the 10 court/community Schools for the San Mateo Office of Education. Most recently, he was the principal of Ygnacio Valley High School at the Mount Diablo Unified School District for the past two years.