Roads lead back to Rowland Heights for new principal


Rowland High School’s new principal, Mitch Brunyer, meets with ASB students, from left, Secretary Lillian Tao, President Alyssa Catinding and Treasurer Benson Chen.

Mitchell Brunyer used to wrestle at Rowland High School. Now the former Raider will be wrestling with budgets and schedules at the local high school.

Brunyer is the new Rowland principal, one of a handful of administrators to lead the Rowland Heights school. He is one of the new administrators named by the Rowland Unified School District, including two new vice principals at Nogales High School.

The 1989 Rowland grad replaces Robbie Robinson, who retired to spend more time with family after 40 years of service to Rowland Unified.

The new principal looks forward to many years at his alma mater. The 38-year-old is glad to be back.

“I always had a positive experience at Rowland High,” Brunyer said. “I’ve stayed in touch with teachers and classmates.”

Find out about Brunyer’s trip back to Rowland in Thursday’s Rowland Heights Highlander