Dr. Eddie Ruiz, the former principal of North Springs Charter High School from 2013-2015, has decided to return to North Springs for the 2016-2017 school year. “I’m just not happy in Florida. It is too warm, and they just don’t have programs that are so important to me like AVID, PBIS, and a perennially losing football team,” remarked Ruiz.
Ruiz plans to take over the helm of North Springs once again on July 1, 2016. Current substitute principal, Dr. Sherrod Willaford, will likely be promoted to the currently vacant Superintendent position. “Willaford has made such a great impact on North Springs, and with his fantastic leadership of North Springs, we believe that he could truly be a difference maker at the Fulton County level,” said President of the Fulton County School board, Julia Bernath.
Students were quite surprised when they heard that Ruiz would be returning. “Wow, that’s interesting,” exclaimed sophomore Anna Recksiek.
“Wait, what? I thought we managed to get rid of him,” intoned junior Barry Cade.
Ruiz knew within mere weeks that Florida would not be the right place for him. Within two weeks, he contacted Ms. Kira Willis, Assistant Principal, to gauge the idea of him returning. “Yeah, Ruiz called me pretty quick and I told him that Willaford was doing a pretty good job and that there probably wouldn’t be a spot for him,” commented Willis. Ruiz was persistent though.
“I called up the school board and just begged for an interview. I wanted to truly come back and continue my passion, Sparta Bucks,” remarked Ruiz.
In response, Ruiz was flown up over President’s Day weekend. “They flew me and my wife up, first class, and I met with Kirk Shrum and Gonzalo LaCava, bigwigs in the Fulton County Schools system,” said Ruiz. The interview was tense at times according to Ruiz, due to Ruiz leaving the school without much prior notice, but LaCava was still impressed and wanted him back. “Who doesn’t love Ruiz,” questioned LaCava.
Soon after, on February 30th, 2016, Ruiz was officially offered the job, but the only continengcy of his offer was that he could not let anyone know until April 1, 2016 as the school system wanted to conduct “interviews” for the principal, to make it seem undecided. In Mid-March, five candidates, including Willaford, interviewed for the spot. “While we did conduct interviews as a formality, we knew that Ruiz was our man,” said Shrum.
The Oracle was leaked the details of this information on March 32nd, 2016, and prepared this for publishing on today – April 1st.