Amador Valley High School will see some leadership changes next year.
At Tuesday night's school board meeting, trustees announced that principal Michael Williams will be headed to the district office at the end of this school year, to assume the post of director of human resources.
This comes as Mario Hurtado, one of Amador's four vice principals, recently announced that he will also be leaving the school to accept a principal position at Valley High School, a continuation school in Dublin.
Williams thanked the board and Amador community at the board meeting Tuesday.
"I've had the privilege of starting as a vice principal and growing within Pleasanton, and I'm very excited to continue my growth, in working with Mr. Hernandez," Williams said, referencing Julio Hernandez, the district's assistant superintendent of human resources.
"It's bittersweet because I'll be missing my Amador community, but I'm hoping that I can help the greater good of Pleasanton, so I appreciate the opportunity. Thank you," Williams added.
Williams was appointed as Amador principal in spring 2016. Then a vice principal at the high school, he served as interim principal for the last two months of the 2015-16 school year before formally taking over July 1 -- he replaced Tom Drescher, who left for another job.
Before coming to Pleasanton in 2014, Williams served as vice principal of a middle school in Half Moon Bay, after having taught physical education at Peninsula schools for several years.
Williams' departure marks the third year in a row that one of Pleasanton's two main high schools will be recruiting for a new principal. As the search for Williams’ replacement begins, district officials say they are looking to hold input meetings with students, staff and families before the end of the school year, with invites going out to all constituents once the dates are finalized.
Hurtado, a 1999 Dublin High School graduate, served one year as vice principal at Amador Valley following five years teaching history, economics and leadership at Pleasanton's continuation high school, Village High -- a tenure that included being named PUSD Teacher of the Year in 2017.
"Valley High is an integral part of our secondary school offering," Dublin Superintendent Leslie Boozer said. "It provides an option for students to achieve their high school diploma in a more flexible environment. Mr. Hurtado is committed to building a culture of excellence where students can reach their maximum potential. We are pleased to welcome him back to Dublin."
Hurtado is one of four vice principals at Amador, joining Terry Conde, Nimarta Grewal and Doris Kwok.