More than 150 parents and students crowded into the Santa Rita multipurpose room Jan. 15 to say "thank you" to Principal Charlene Luks, who was promoted to the position of director of pupil services for the Los Altos School District.
Having served as principal over the last 5 years at the largest of the Los Altos elementary schools, Luks said she will miss the daily contact with all the students and parents. She said she is looking forward to the many challenges of her new position.
As director of pupil services, Luks is responsible for all special education and English as a second language programs. She replaces Jim Russell, who moved to become the director of special education at the Oak Grove School District in San Jose.
Luks has a bachelors of arts in psychology and a masters in education-guidance from Harvard University.