Former Rockville High School Principal Eric Baim has landed a job as the director of secondary education for the Torrington public school system.
Baim confirmed the appointment this week.
Baim, 38, resigned his position at RHS in February and finished up the academic year. He said on Friday he wanted to "thank the people of Vernon for their support."
The past 12 months have been a roller coaster ride for Baim. Last summer, he was involved in a DUI incident and was suspended for 10 days. Reaction was mixed, including an outpouring of support from many students.
RHS has had success both in the classroom and out in his tenure. Academically, the RHS creative writers have accumulated 95 awards to put the school tops in the state. Last year, Class of 2012 member Jenny Mears, the salutatorian, was named a national finalist in the Wendy's High School Heisman competition.
The Rockville High School softball team won a state title two years ago. In 2008, the hockey team, then in a co-op with Manchester, won a state championship. Last season, in a co-op with Coventry and Bolton, the hockey team reached the state finals.