At the June 13 meeting of the Escondido Union High School District’s Board of Education, Mrs. Adriana Lepe-Ramirez was confirmed as the new principal for Escondido High School.
Mrs. Lepe-Ramirez has over 20 years of experience as an educator, having served as an administrator for the last nine years with the Perris Union High School District. Most recently, she was the assistant principal of Paloma Valley High School (three years) and the assistant principal at Perris High School (six years). She was the lead on “Kick Off to College” day for students and parents, as well as coordinated the school safety and crisis intervention team.
Previously, she worked as both administrator and teacher in the Los Angeles area. Lepe-Ramirez was the administrator of the College Ready Academy High School #7 of Watts. She also taught history at Soledad Enrichment Action Charter School in South Gate for six years.
Mrs. Lepe-Ramirez attended California State University Los Angeles, earning a Bachelor’s degree in social science with an option in history. She also completed her single subject teaching credential at this college. Subsequently, Mrs. Lepe-Ramirez attended California State University Sacramento, attaining her administrative credential, as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a focus on Urban Leadership.
She is currently working on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership through a joint doctoral program with University of California San Diego and California State University San Marcos. Her research and dissertation is focused on the implementation and effectiveness of Professional Learning Communities in high schools. She will finish her program in the coming year.
Throughout her teaching and administrative experience, Mrs. Lepe-Ramirez has been a champion and advocate for all students, as well as students underrepresented in higher education. She believes in establishing relationships with all stakeholders to build a foundation of trust, respect, and a caring environment. Her goal is to ensure the focus of the school is preparing students for college, career, and beyond.
Adriana Lepe-Ramirez will begin her new positon on July 1, 2017 following the move of Rich Watkins, former EHS principal, to the district-level position of Director of Interventions.