• Jason Kurtenbach to Replace Dave Murray at Huntington Middle School


    The San Marino Unified School District announced at Tuesday night’s board meeting that retiring Huntington Middle School principal Dave Murray will be succeeded by Jason Kurtenbach, effective July 1.

    Kurtenbach is currently an Assistant Principal at Santa Monica High School, where he serves as a House Principal in charge of one of the divisions – called “houses” – of the school.  He has played a key role in every aspect of the school’s administration, curriculum, program development, teacher support and evaluation, and fund raising, according to his credentials. He also oversees the school’s athletic programs.

    Kurtenbach originally hails from Nebraska, where he received his undergraduate degree in journalism in 1997 from the University of Nebraska. He began his career in Southern California as a middle school teacher in Lennox and La Puente. He next served as assistant principal at two middle schools in Torrance, where he was also the principal of the special education summer school at a third middle school.

    Kurtenbach earned Masters of Arts in Education and Masters of Science in Administrative Leadership degrees from Pepperdine University in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in educational leadership, administration and policy from Pepperdine. Kurtenbach is married and has a son in middle school.

    Kurtenbach, his wife Beth and son Sage were present at Tuesday night’s Board meeting, where they were introduced by Superintendent Loren Kleinrock.

    Kurtenbach will immediately begin spending time at Huntington, as he prepares to assume the helm from Murray, who has been a fixture at Huntington for the past 39 years.

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