Erik Jones will be the new principal of Natomas Middle School. He is currently the assistant principal at Natomas High School. Jones’ educational journey started 28 years ago when a friend told him about a teaching opportunity in Hawaii. A lover of the culture, beach, sand, and surf, he quickly applied and was hired as a teacher. In 2005, Jones joined the NUSD family as an English teacher at Natomas Middle School. “It feels great to be going back to where it all started for me in Natomas,” shares Jones. While at Natomas Middle, Jones was also the assistant principal before transitioning to Natomas High School four years ago. “It’s been a true honor to work with amazing kids and staff here. It’s such an amazing school, and it’s been a huge growing experience for me.” Jones is going to take all of that experience and pour it into his new role as principal at Natomas Middle.