by Richard Freedman
There’s no buzz that usually surrounds a school year kick-off. No balloons or donuts for the staff or “Welcome Back” signs.
Oh, it’s still readin’, writin’ and arithmetic. But it’s also COVID-19, and the pandemic has forced the Vallejo City Unified School District to start Aug. 17 with distance learning — much like the rest of the state, if not the country.
As if it isn’t difficult enough for a first-year principal.
Yet, Leah Dubinsky gratefully tackles the rookie assignment at Lincoln Elementary School after bidding Walnut Creek Intermediate good-bye after six years as assistant principal.