Sharon Howell has been named a new assistant principal at Casa Grande High School in Petaluma, said Ron Everett, HR director for the Petaluma City Schools District.

Howell, a Penngrove resident, is the lead counselor at the large Petaluma high school and has worked as a counselor there for 14 years. She was also an adjunct counselor and instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College for some of those years.

“Sharon was instrumental in restructuring the counseling department at Casa Grande to one that is comprehensive, data-driven and integrated with the instructional programs such as its small learning communities,” reads a school district press release.

She’ll start work this summer.