BUSD Appoints New Assistant Principal at Jordan

Students walk to Jordan Middle School (Photo By LIsa Paredes)

Sean McCallon has been appointed Assistant Principal at David Starr Jordan Middle School and will take over the position when school resumes from James Mackey, who has accepted a position with another district. Becoming interested in an educational career while still in high school, Sean has worked with students as a tutor, day care counselor, YMCA employee, and a substitute teacher before beginning his teaching career. He credits two of his high school teachers for spurring his interest in an educational career.

Earning his teaching credential and Master’s Degree in English from California State University of Northridge, Sean went on to pursue his dream of teaching. His teaching career began at John Burroughs High School where he taught English for seven years to tenth- and twelfth-graders. A former combat sports writer for the Bleacher Report, Sean was able to share his love of writing with students using his own real world examples. As a teacher, a goal of Sean’s was to help students who did not like to write to gain an appreciation for it.

Finishing his administrative services credential through National University, Sean became the Title I Coordinator at David Starr Jordan Middle School during the 2015-2016 school year. In this role, Sean had the opportunity to work closely with the Jordan staff. Excited about his new role at Jordan, Sean looks forward to his new adventure as an Assistant Principal.

Sean and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Sherman Oaks with their three dogs. They enjoy exploring Los Angeles, spending time with family and friends, and travelling.