By Irma Widjojo
Brianna Kleinschmidt isn’t a stranger to the classrooms and halls of Benicia High School.
In fact, it’s like walking through memory lane.
Kleinschmidt, 36, was once a Panther, graduating from the high school in 1997. Nowadays, she’s walking through campus as the school’s principal.
The Benicia-raised woman was named principal last month after Damon Wright left the post at the end of 2014-15 school year. Wright led the school since 2012.
“I think she’s the right person for the job for a bunch of reasons,” Benicia Unified School District Superintendent Charles Young said. “She’s a very brilliant person, and very passionate about her work. … She has strong leadership qualities, and an insight into the school.”