Williamson (left) replaces Brian Morris, who has served as principal at Paloma Valley since 2007. Morris (below right) was promoted to director of special education. Under his leadership, test scores have increased, the campus is safer and cleaner and student daily attendance has hit record levels, according to a PUHSD news release. Morris, who has 22 years in public education, was previously assistant principal at Chaparral High School in Temecula.
A PUHSD employee for the last 11 years, Williamson has more than 21 years in education. He began as a special education teacher and was promoted to assistant principal of The Academy Community Day School in 2007. Since 2009, he has been assistant principal at Heritage High School.
In addition, Grant Bennett (below) moves from his position as director of pupil services to the district's new director of learning support services. He will be responsible for the district's transformation to a common core program, according to the news release.