Jared Ryan was named Tuesday as principal of Campo Verde High School. The high school is the Gilbert Unified School District’s fifth, and is planned to open in the fall at Germann Road and Val Vista Drive in Gilbert.
Ryan has been principal of the district’s 7th to 12th grade alternative education Gilbert Learning Center for four years. Before that he was a social studies resource teacher at Greenfield Junior High School. Ryan, a Gilbert resident, has worked in the district for six years.
Ryan will be responsible for hiring teachers, and working with students and parents to come up with a mascot and school colors.
The high school has been the center of controversy after dozens of parents complained and wanted to change the Campo Verde name. The school board ultimately decided to keep the name.