Carlos Ruiz is named the new principal of West Salem High School West Salem Titan Family,We are pleased to announce Carlos Ruiz as the next principal of West Salem High School.Mr. Ruiz has deep roots in Salem-Keizer Public Schools, as a student, teacher and administrator. He previously taught at West Salem High School for eight years before taking his current role as an assistant principal at North Salem High School. At North, his coordinated efforts with staff focused in the areas of developing professional learning, increasing community engagement, empowering students in leadership opportunities to improve climate and culture, strengthening academic programs and helping to redesign programs such as the English Language Development program and special education. He has a passion for shared leadership and collaboration with staff, students and community. He is looking forward to improving opportunities for West students through an equity lens that meets the needs of every student. Mr. Ruiz will begin his new role at West on July 1.

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