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Middle School Assistant Principals Selected

PAUSD is pleased to announce the selection of Assistant Principals for Jane Lathrop Stanford (JLS) and Ellen Fletcher middle schools. The District welcomes the following individuals to the leadership team.

Sebastian Benavidez


Sebastian Benavidez, Assistant Principal
JLS Middle School

Mr. Benavidez is currently an Assistant Principal in the Fresno Unified School District. He was previously a high school English teacher. He holds an Administrative Credential and Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Fresno, and a Master’s Degree from National University. Mr. Benavidez was approved at the May 25, 2021 Board of Education meeting.

Jose Sanchez


Jose Sanchez, Assistant Principal
Ellen Fletcher Middle School

Mr. Sanchez is currently an Assistant Principal at a middle school in the Jefferson Union School District. Prior to that position, he was a Dean of Academics and a dual-immersion teacher at the middle school and high school level. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Sanchez is pending Board of Education approval on June 8, 2021.