Escondido High School Principal Rich Watkins, who has served in that position since 2009, will be taking the job of director of pupil services and intervention with the Escondido Union High School District. The change was announced by school officials earlier this week.
He will take over at the new job on July 1. This job includes supervision of school disciplinary procedures.
A 1981 graduate of San Pasqual High School, Watkins has worked within the district for most of his career, including teaching at Orange Glen High School and Escondido High School. He also helped to open Valley Center High School.
He has been assistant principal at OGHS, and Escondido and San Pasqual High Schools before he took up his current position.