Jodi Gonzales Announced as North’s New Principal

On May 5, Jodi Gonzales was revealed to be John W. North’s new principal for the 2020-2021 school year. Gonzales has held her current position as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum since 2017. Before her time at North she was an Assistant Principal and teacher at Ramona High School and spent time as an Assistant Principal at Riverside Polytechnic High School. She went to Mount Saint Mary College for bachelor’s degrees in Hispanic Studies and Secondary Education. 

For the upcoming school year Gonzales’s goals are to “continue to strengthen inclusivity of all students with clubs, athletics, academic programs (and) strengthen the partnership with North’s community.”

Gonzales’s appointment occured as North’s principal for the past three years, Benjamin Nakamura, is leaving the school and moving to Northern California as announced through an email on Feb. 25. 

Since the first day that I started, I was inspired by the love of our staff and community for our students. Our Husky pride runs deep and the sense of family here at North is like no other. I feel blessed to have been a part of the journey with you,” said Nakamura.