Principal's Message

September 12, 2023 

Dear Longfellow UTK-8 School Staff, Students, and Families: 

I am excited to announce the appointment of Laura Alluin to the position of Principal at Longfellow UTK-8 School. Ms. Alluin is coming to the Longfellow community as a former principal at Hardy Elementary School, where she has worked since 2013. She is enthusiastic to continue her work at Longfellow, serving as principal, and looks forward to immersing herself in the community. 

Ms. Alluin is a dedicated educator with 30 years of experience. Her extensive administrative experience includes 15 years as an elementary and middle school administrator, serving as an elementary school vice principal at Jackson, Perkins, and Baker Elementary schools, followed by Bell Middle School, and most recently principal at Hardy Elementary School. She has also served as an instructor at LAUSD, within the District Intern Program, and as an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix. 

Ms. Alluin is a bilingual professional who prioritizes the needs of the students of San Diego and is committed to supporting the Longfellow Community. She demonstrates commitment to distributive leadership, listening, and relationship building to help bring stability to the site.Through Ms. Alluin’s considerable experience in multiple levels of education coupled with her collaborative leadership approach, she will provide valuable insights and strategies for the school's continued growth and improvement. 

We are working with Ms. Alluin and Human Resources to determine when she will start at Longfellow. I sincerely thank everyone who participated and supported this hiring process by helping develop the site criteria and/or sitting on the Community Interview Panel. Together, we found the perfect match for Longfellow UTK-8 School! 


Mitzi Merino 

Mitzi Merino 

Area C Superintendent 


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