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Message from Superintendent Shamieh

Administration Changes at Browns Valley

Dear Browns Valley Families,


As you may know, the principal at Hemlock/ACE Elementary, Jennifer Buzolich, has recently accepted a position with the California Department of Education. While we are very sad to see her leave the VUSD family, we congratulate her and wish her well as she furthers her passion and commitment to education.  


Browns Valley Principal, Jennifer Austin has accepted the position of Principal at Hemlock/ACE and will begin her leadership of Hemlock/ACE in January. Our Browns Valley Bears will be left in the capable hands of Assistant Principal Lynn Benevides who has been appointed as Browns Valley Interim Principal. 


Mrs. Benevides has been an outstanding teacher and successful school administrator at multiple school sites within VUSD.  She has strong roots in Vacaville and the educational community; her family lives and works in Vacaville and her children have attended our schools. Mrs. Benevides’ continued leadership at Brown’s Valley will ensure a smooth transition; her instructional knowledge will ensure that student learning continues to meet high standards at Browns Valley Elementary without interruption.


Please know we value that you have entrusted us with your student’s educational experience, and we are committed to providing both schools any needed support for seamless transitions.  Any questions or concerns regarding this transition are welcomed and can be directed to Mrs. Austin, Mrs. Benevides or me.


Yours In Education,

Jane Shamieh


Vacaville Unified School District