After brief duty at the Brown Street Alternative Education Center, Ron Ortiz will return to his position as principal of Central Hardin High School in July.
In January, Ortiz was placed at Brown Street upon returning to Hardin County Schools from a year-long assignment at Fort Knox as part of his U.S. Army Reserve role. At Brown Street he filled a vacancy created by the mid-year retirement of Joe Welch, the previous principal.
Ortiz, a lieutenant colonel, has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 27 years. He was deployed to Iraq for 11 months beginning in 2003.