New opportunities


Sofia Bullard

Principal Keith Derrick says goodbye to the Royal Highlanders.

Sofia Bullard, Editor-in-Chief

After eight years of service at Royal High School, Principal Keith Derrick concludes his final year. Derrick’s work in the education system has extended over 30 years, yet he has found nowhere quite as special as Royal.

“The relationships with the staff and everyone involved are so special. Eight years is a long run, and leaving will be the hardest part,” Derrick said. He will be missed!

As Mr. Derrick makes his departure from the SVUSD to Fillmore High School, we welcome new principal Michael Hall. In SVUSD Hall become the Assistant Principal of Hillside Middle School in 2008, the Principal of Madera Elementary School in 2011, the Principal of Valley View Middle School in 2014, and now the Principal of Royal High School for the fall of 2022.