Local schools welcomed in some new faces this fall.
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District hired five new principals — four elementary, one middle school — to take over as their predecessors were promoted, retired and moved out of state last year.
With kids heading back to school Tuesday, here is a look at the newest heads of California Elementary, Pomona Elementary, Killybrooke Elementary, Newport Heights Elementary and Ensign Intermediate schools.
Matt Broesamle, California Elementary School
The Costa Mesa native didn't know what he wanted to do after college.
With a bachelor's in business and a job coaching baseball lined up after graduation, Broesamle found a job at Andersen Elementary School in Newport Beach as a K-6 instructional aide.
But what started as a job to fill in the morning hours turned into more.
"I enjoyed working with those kids," he said.
His time at Andersen lead him to get his teaching credential and eventually to work his way up from substitute to teacher.