New assistant principal joins Lancer administration


Brooke Ferguson

New vice principal, Mr. Williams, shows his Lancer pride. Ending his first semester at CHS, Williams has already made an impact at the school.

Brooke Ferguson

Since the second he walked through the front gates, new assistant principal Ethan Williams has been demonstrating his Lancer spirit. Before he transferred schools, he was the principal at Clairemont High School in San Diego, but he was ready for a change and was hired to work here at CHS. 

Since Williams lives near CHS, he has already been exposed to the Lancer spirit and the pride students hold for their school.

“Carlsbad’s reputation speaks for itself,” Williams said. “It is a very successful school with lots of great programs, lots of great athletics and clubs. I was really excited to be a part of a community of people that is excited about helping people grow and mature.”

Williams’s main goal is to help students become better versions of themselves. Even though he’s only been a part of the Carlsbad administration for a few months, he has already formed many relationships and connections with the students and staff. 

“I really enjoy building relationships with kids and teachers because at the end of the day, the reason we come here every day is to help kids grow and learn and develop a vision of who they want to become,” Williams said. “It’s exciting to be part of a story of the young people here on our campus and helping them grow and develop and achieve the goals they set for themselves.”  

Lancer spirit is a big part of campus culture. It’s something that everyone has in common which can help bring students together. Sports and clubs are some of the most common ways students at CHS get involved. They also create opportunities for students to meet new people and make new friends. 

“I am looking forward to getting to know as many students and teachers as possible. Carlsbad High School is a big school with 2,300 kids which takes time. It takes time to get to know kids and teachers, so I am looking forward to attending different events,” Williams said. “My kids love to come to the various sporting events and theater events, so I am excited to be a part of the school climate and school culture and get to know as many people as possible.”

For Williams, being vice principal at Carlsbad High school has brought him closer to families, students and staff. However, having this role at CHS comes with many responsibilities and challenges. 

“Part of our job as vice principals is to deal with the discipline aspect of what happens here on campus, and I think sometimes we misunderstand the word discipline,”  Williams said. “I think we believe that discipline and punishment are the same thing, but I see discipline as an opportunity for us to grow and learn.”

Williams hopes to impact students’ lives and develop relationships with them. Even though it can be challenging, he believes that it is worth it in the end. For Williams, being vice principal means always putting the kids first. 

“My favorite part about being vice principal is hanging out with the students,” Williams said. “I enjoy going to various sporting events and club activities and just being a part of the community and being able to meet amazing students, amazing teachers, great families and be a support to them in any way I can.”