Roger Adams will be the first principal at the new Rancho Campana High School.
The Oxnard Union Board of Trustees unanimously approved his appointment during a closed-session board meeting Jan. 28.
Adams comes to the position from the Ventura County Office of Education where he serves as the director of Expanded Learning Services. Prior to working in the county office, he was an associate principal at Pacifica High School and dean of student accountability at Hueneme High School. Adams also taught high school science classes.
The 42-year-old Oxnard resident is a product of the school district. He graduated from Oxnard High School in 1991.
Adams said he looks forward to working alongside the staff at Rancho Campana and is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of students.
Still under construction, Rancho Campana will open its doors this August. Adams said the academy school will have three areas of focus—health and biological sciences, engineering and arts and entertainment—and will follow a Linked Learning model. The school will enroll about 200 freshmen and 200 sophomores for the upcoming school year.
“In our global economy, students not only need to learn content, but also need the skills necessary to be successful in their careers and in their lives” Adams said. “I’m energized by the unique opportunity to provide the leadership and experience necessary to make Rancho Campana a world-class school.”