Pleasant Run Middle School News


Pleasant Run Middle School Welcomes New Principal

Posted on: June 17, 2019
Brad Watkins, the new principal of Pleasant Run Middle School

Brad Watkins, the new principal of Pleasant Run Middle School

The Northwest Local School District (NWLSD) welcomes Brad Watkins as the new principal of Pleasant Run Middle School (PRMS). Watkins has been working for Northwest Local Schools since 2015. He currently serves as the athletic director and the assistant principal at Northwest High School (NHS). Watkins brings a wealth of experience, serving over seven years as an administrator. Prior to working at NHS, he served as the assistant principal for Hamilton Freshman School and as an interim assistant principal for Hamilton High School.

 “I became a member of the Northwest Local School family four years ago when I began working in my current administrative role and I immediately fell in love with both the community and the District,” said Watkins. “Over the years, I’ve become familiar with the Pleasant Run student centered staff and the tremendous group of students that are here.”

 Watkins is originally from Southwest Ohio. He graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's in special education; he later received his master's in educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati in 2011.

The new role will commence on August 1, at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year and Watkins is eager to get started.

 “It is with great excitement and humility that I step into the role of principal at Pleasant Run. I am looking forward to working with our amazing staff to provide powerful and enriching experiences for our students,” said Watkins. “I believe that it is important to engage our community and our parents. We have to work collaboratively to build a strong PRMS Family. I cannot wait for the 2019-20 school year to begin!”