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MBMS Welcomes New Principal and Vice Principal!

New MBMS Principal Announcement:

Dear MBUSD Community,

I hope you are doing well and are enjoying your summer break so far. We are looking forward to the upcoming school year and are excited to see our students and staff back on campus.

I am pleased to announce that Mira Costa High School Vice Principal Jennifer Huynh has been appointed by our Board of Trustees as our new Manhattan Beach Middle School Principal, effective August 3, 2022.

Ms. Huynh began her career in education in 2008 as a Language Arts, Vietnamese, AVID, and Student Leadership teacher in the Albuquerque Public Schools District. She has also served in many other leadership roles, such as a Community College Adjunct Faculty member, Operations Manager, and Assistant Principal at Santa Ana Unified School District.

In 2021, she joined Manhattan Beach Unified School District as a Vice Principal at Mira Costa High School. She did an outstanding job leading athletics, activities, and safety programs.

Ms. Huynh is excited to be part of the MBMS family and continue her career at MBUSD. I know that she will continue the good work already accomplished at MBMS and we look forward to the contributions Ms. Huynh will make to the District in this new position.

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Jennifer Huynh to the MBMS Waves family!


John Bowes, Ed.D. | Superintendent


New Vice Principal Announcement: 

We have another exciting announcement to share with you. We are pleased to announce that Luke Olesiuk has been hired as the new Vice Principal at Manhattan Beach Middle School and will join the school’s leadership team on August 17.

Mr. Olesiuk is a dedicated leader with more than 22 years of experience in education. We are thrilled he will be joining our MBUSD family! 

He has a diverse background working in the South Bay. He currently is the Assistant Principal at Center Street Elementary School in the El Segundo Unified School District. Before this role, Mr. Olesiuk served as Principal at Redondo Beach Education Foundation Summer Academy. He also worked as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) at Adams Middle School in Redondo Beach and as the Math Department Chair at El Segundo Middle School.

Mr. Olesiuk will bring many strengths to MBMS and the District. The Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board of Trustees officially approved his appointment tonight. The new leadership team at MBMS is looking forward to continuing their commitment to maximizing student achievement and supporting student and staff growth and development.  

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Olesiuk to our Waves community!


John Bowes, Ed.D. | Superintendent and Jennifer Huynh, M.Ed. | MBMS Principal