New Interim Principal to Begin After Thanksgiving

Aidan Sun, Editor-In-Chief

After serving PVHS as interim principal throughout the fall months, Carter Paysinger is returning to retirement. He is to be replaced by a familiar face, Dr. Trista Ramirez, a former associate principal and counselor at PVHS. 

Students and faculty were informed on Nov. 3 of Paysinger’s departure by Superintendent Dr. Alex Cherniss who offered his thanks and appreciation towards the outgoing administrator. 

“In his short time here [Paysinger] has made a huge impact on our staff and students,” Cherniss said in a statement. 

Ramirez has served 22 years within PVPUSD, the majority of which was spent working at PVHS administration. Currently, Ramirez, who has a doctorate from the University of Southern California, serves as PVPUSD’s Coordinator of Student Mental health and Support. 

The district also followed with an announcement that PVHS will not have a permanent principal until the 2022-23 school year. Instead, Ramirez, whose tenure is to begin on Nov. 29, right after Thanksgiving Break, is set to remain as the interim principal for the remainder of the academic year. Despite the delay in selection of a more permanent hire, PVPUSD promised that “staff and community will be deeply involved” in the selection of the next PVHS principal.