Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Javier Ramirez will succeed Bill Rosen as the principal of Matilija Junior High School, according to Ojai Unified School District (OUSD) superintendent Hank Bangser.
Rosen will leave Ojai at the end of the school year after four years in the principalship to spend more time with his family in Seattle, according to Bangser.
“We will truly miss Bill when he returns to the Seattle area. At the same time, we are tremendously excited about the beginning of the Javier Ramirez era as principal of Matilija,” said Bangser, who shared Ramirez’s Matilija colleagues broke out into “a loud and spontaneous burst of applause” after Ramirez announced his acceptance of the principalship.