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Larry Plew (CA '90)


Big Pine Elementary School
Big Pine, CA

At the time of the Award, Larry Plew was:

Trinity High School
Weaverville, CA

Biographical Information

Prior to his appointment as principal and superintendent in 1988, Larry Plew was not only a teacher counselor, but also dean of students at Trinity High School. Mr. Plew's leadership abilities and dedication have transformed a problem school into an award-winning California Distinguished School in 1990. Known as an innovative problem-solver, Mr. Plew has created a highly communicative environment that brings teachers into the decision-making process and gives them greater responsibilities and authority. His perspective and visions are illustrated in his continued efforts to "bring a small town educational system within the scope and direction of educational reform occurring throughout the state."

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San Jose State University, B.A.