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School gets new leader

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By David Giuliani

Longtime local educator Eddie King is the new principal of Robertson High School.

Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Rick Romero an-nounced the decision Thursday. King, Robertson’s assistant principal since 2007, was one of 10 applicants. A panel of administrators, teachers, parents and students interviewed five of the applicants.

Romero said King has shown loyalty to the district, starting as an English and Spanish teacher at Memorial Middle School in 1981 and moving on to the high school as a teacher in those subjects in 1998.

“Eddie King is a role model personally and professionally,” Romero said. “He is always on the campus, talking to students and staff and greeting them with a smile.”

Romero said he plans to post the assistant principal’s position. The district recently shuffled administrators and principals, and King’s promotion could mean still more changes in the upper tiers at the City Schools, Romero said.

The principal’s position became vacant when Richard Lopez resigned during the summer. Lopez was placed on paid administrative leave in February after allegations surfaced that he sexually harassed a job applicant.

Paraphrasing Gandhi, King said Thursday, “Be the change that you want to see at Robertson.”

“It’s an honor and a privilege tobe selected. I’m humbled to lead Robertson High School,” King said.

King has been serving as interim principal since February.