A Returning Falcon

Former TPHS Graduate Leads Alma Mater as Principal

The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) Board of Trustees and Superintendent Rick Schmitt have selected Rob Coppo to serve as the new principal of Torrey Pines High School (TPHS) for the upcoming school year. He will take over for David Jaffe, who was recently selected as superintendent for the Rancho Santa Fe School District. Rob has been in education for 18 years. Prior to being selected for the principal position, he was the assistant director of career technical education in the Grossmont Union High School District. He also previously served as an assistant principal at TPHS from 2008 to 2015 and is a TPHS graduate himself. Further past experience includes serving as a high school English and video production teacher, a WASC site coordinator, a soccer coach, and technology mentor. He was also selected as Teacher of the Year in the Escondido Union High School District.

“As much as I have enjoyed my current position, the opportunity to return to SDUHSD to lead my alma mater is too great to pass up. I feel honored to be chosen to lead a school that means so much to me and my family. I am looking forward to reuniting with the best staff I have ever worked with, as well as the incredible students and families that make Torrey Pines a very special place,” Rob said. “It is my hope, my goal, and my driving desire to positively impact students the way a TPHS teacher did for me when I was a student there. I have always been a Falcon, and I will always be a Falcon, and I can’t wait to be back.”

SDUHSD serves students in Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, and surrounding areas. To learn more visit www.sduhsd.net.