> Tom Minshew
named Terra Nova's new vice principal
...U.S. History teacher Tom Minshew was named Terra Nova High School's new vice principal of administration by the Jefferson Union High School District (JUHSD) board of trustees Aug. 5.
Sherry Segales, who moved up to become the new principal of Terra Nova
, vacated the position but will remain a resource to Minshew
takes over his
duties. A lifelong Pacifican who graduated from Terra Nova in 1976, Minshew worked at the Manor Safeway after high school.He earned his bachelor's degree in 1992 and teaching credential in 1993, both from San Francisco State University. After student teaching at Jefferson High School, he joined the Terra Nova staff in September 1993 and taught English and history. Minshew was the boys' Athletic Director and attendance supervisor from1998 to 2001.
After that administrative stint, he
returned to teaching U.S. History to juniors.
said there are 15 or 16 returning Terra Nova students who are joining the staff this year.
"It's a good mix, a veteran teaching staff and a young staff all fired up, Minshew
said. Terra Nova
is on a good footing with lots of positive changes underway, Minshew
said, and a great community of parents who back up the teachers, coaches and administrators.
There are a lot of people here to support me, Minshew
wife, Diane, and stepson, Casey like to play tennis, go traveling and read.