Escondido, CA

EUHSD hires new adult school principal and new director of special ed

At the April 18th meeting, the Escondido Union High School District board confirmed the selection of two management positions for the new school year.

Superintendent Steve Boyle announced Sherri Pedersen will serve as Director of Special Education and Brian Head was chosen as the new principal for Escondido Adult School beginning on July 1, 2017.

Sherri Pedersen has been named Director of Special Education for Escondido Union High School District.

In a statement from Supt. Boyle, he said, “As a member of the Escondido Union High School District for more than 25 years, Sherri Pedersen brings to her new role as Director of Special Education a keen understanding and compassion for students with special needs. She has worked with students and families at many of the schools in Escondido as a program specialist and special education teacher. Sherri is well versed in the challenges special education students face and a well-respected leader in her field.

He added, “Sherri is very aware of the supports necessary for academic and social success and has been effective in working with students in the full range of programs we offer. Her experience, connections to resources, and true love of children are assets that will only benefit the special education services, programs, students, parents, and staff of EUHSD.”

Brian Head has been named principal for Escondido Adult School.

Brian Head has been an integral part of Escondido Adult School having served as an instructor, academic counselor, and assistant principal for over 25 years.

Boyle said, “A life-long learner himself, Brian is extremely dedicated to assisting and supporting individuals interested in pursuing educational and enrichment opportunities. An active participant in Adult Education on the local and state levels, Brian is an excellent communicator, motivator and mentor. Each year, over 7,000 students participate in a wide array of academic, career technical education and enrichment classes through Escondido Adult School. In addition, EAS helps students complete a high school diploma or equivalency, provides English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, and assists individuals in pursuing their personal passions. Brian Head’s leadership skills and experience will ensure the continued success of this vital community resource.”

For additional information,  contact Olga West, assistant superintendent of human resources, at 760-291-3281 or

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