CCHS Principal Farris Resigns – Cooper Steps Forward as Interim

fe4889f29f30555d60efd2d6ac5ebbd7A letter went out to the stakeholders in the school district on Oct. 15, 2014 from Culver City High School Principal Dr. Dylan Farris offering his resignation. As follows –

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,

It is with mixed emotions that I write this letter informing you that I will soon be leaving my role as Principal of Culver City High School. I was recently appointed to the position of Executive Director of Human Resources in the El Segundo Unified School District and will assume the position on October 27th.

I’ve worked at Culver City High School for more than 13 years as a teacher, coordinator, assistant principal, and principal. I have developed so many meaningful relationships with faculty, staff, students, and parent that it is difficult to leave. Your support, cooperation, and friendship have made Culver City a wonderful place to work. My proudest accomplishments were those that occurred during my tenure at CCHS.

Culver City High School is truly a great place for students. Our staff and parents believe in our mantra; success for all takes us all. Our teachers and staff work to provide the best learning experiences for students, our students are in the very capable hands of school staff and community.

Upon my departure, Lisa Cooper will assume the role of interim principal. Ms. Cooper has worked as a counselor and assistant principal at CCHS, and she is an integral part of the culture of the school. DuBois McMillan will transition from the classroom to the administrative offices to work in the areas of attendance, discipline, and activities. Our administrative team, Lisa Cooper, DuBois McMillan, Tina Gross, and Lisa Michel, care deeply about the success of all students and will carry out our vision of a school where every student graduates and is ready for college and career. I wish you all the best.


Dylan Farris, Ed.D.

Farris has had a brief tenure at the high school, stepping in after the resignation of  Dr. Pam Magee in June of 2011. The Culver City School Board will presumably have another item on the agenda in coming weeks to give the interim principal the position on a permanent basis, or start the search for a new leader.

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  1. Dr. Farris will be sorely missed. He had an excellent relationship with the students and I always found him willing to answer questions. His leadership improved graduation rates and helped figure out how to keep students from falling through the cracks. I hope the School Board and the District can find someone with Dylan’s qualities to carry on as principal.

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