New principal named for Paso school

Tracey Hockett will succeed Ron George as principal of Bauer-Speck Elementary School in Paso Robles, it was announced Wednesday.

The school district’s board of trustees approved the appointment Tuesday night.

Hockett is currently principal of Pat Butler Elementary School and was previously a vice principal of Lewis Middle School. He taught in Atascadero for 17 years.

A statewide search to fill his spot at Pat Butler is currently underway.

George announced his retirement earlier this year.

-Leah Etling