Summer sees staff changes

Diamond Bar High School will be losing two  members of the administration this summer, marking a bittersweet end to the school year. Assistant Principal Matt Brummett will become principal of  Glendora High School while instructional dean Nicole Cabase will be transferring to the Walnut Valley Unified School District Office. 

During his eight years working at DBHS, Brummett has served as a social studies teacher, head soccer coach and an instructional dean for the social studies, English and PE/health divisions. Before becoming assistant principal at DBHS in 2019, Brummett served as vice principal at Suzanne Middle School for one year. 

Many staff members expressed regret over his departure, especially so soon after he took on his current position.

“I was surprised to hear about Matt Brummett’s move to another district but I’m so happy for him,” secretary Jolina McCurry said via Messenger. “He is a highly skilled administrator and he will be a great asset to Glendora High School. They are so lucky to have him.” 

Prior to taking a spot on the school’s leadership team in 2017, Cabase taught all levels of biology offered on campus, worked as the department chair of science and was an interim GLC for the Class of 2017. 

Cabase, who is moving to the Educational Services Department at the district office, will be fulfilling a year-long special assignment position. At that time, some of her duties will be assumed by teacher Jennifer Burns. 

Burns, who has taught for 17 years at several different schools including DB, will continue to teach one math class but continue to fulfill department chair duties with the remainder of her schedule. 

Both Brummett and Cabase are scheduled to officially leave DBHS on July 1.