San Jacinto schools experience domino effect

Longtime San Jacinto High School coach and teacher Bill Powell steps into his new role as assistant principal. Valley News/Diane A. Rhodes photo
San Jacinto Unified School District Superintendent David Pyle announced recent personnel changes that affect three schools. When the San Jacinto Technology Institute was opened at the start of the 2021-2022 school year, Mountain View and Mountain Heights Academy Principal Ken Swanson took on the leadership position. “The long-term goal was to have a full-time principal relieve Mr. Swanson at the appropriate time,” Pyle said. “We were unsure of how many families would show interest in the Tech Institute. Once we approached 500 enrolled students, it triggered our threshold for a full-time principal.” He said that Simpson’s desire to design a new tech program from scratch was apparent throughout the interview process for the position. “Mr. Simpson has proven masterful in
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