PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles High School Principal Eric Martinez is leaving the district at the end of the school year, the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District announced Friday morning, Feb. 1.
According to information provided to local media, Martinez notified the PRJUSD and has staff on Thursday, Jan. 31, that due to family reasons he will be moving closer to his family network.
He will remain at the high school principal until the end of June 2019.
“We are sad to see him go, but value his decision and wish him and his family the very best,” stated Jennifer Gaviola, PRJUSD deputy superintendent. “He has successfully served in this position since the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.”
The District will begin filling the position by posting the job on Edjoin on Feb. 13.
“We will interview in March, after receiving staff, student, and parent input,” Gaviola stated. “We are hopeful to move a candidate forward for Board approval mid-March.”
Martinez was hired by PRJUSD prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year. Prior to coming to Paso Robles, he was vice principal of his alma mater, Bullard High School in Fresno. He has worked in education for nearly 20 years.
The District is confident there will be plenty of interest in the position.
“Paso Robles High School is a wonderful place to work,” Gaviola stated. “We believe we will have a very talented applicant pool for this position.”