By Irma Widjojo
Just less than a year into the job, the Benicia Middle School principal has resigned and will be replaced in the new school year, school district officials said.
At a special meeting Friday, the school board unanimously approved the hiring of Damian Scott to take over the leadership position at the middle school beginning July 1.
Trustee Peter Morgan was absent due to other obligations.
Scott will be replacing Stephen Brady who hailed to Benicia last year from Mount Diablo Unified School District where he was a high school principal for two years.
According to an announcement from Superintendent Charles Young, Scott earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon, received his administrative credential from Fortune School of Education, and received his Master’s Degree from San Jose State University.