Jill Gonzales and Pam Miller followed different paths in becoming educators but they converged when they became principals at the Los Alamos Public Schools.
Gonzales, the new principal at Piñon Elementary School, and Miller, the principal at Barranca Elementary School, received their new positions Thursday.
Miller followed a straight road to become a teacher.
Gonzales, however, took a detour before arriving at her decision to teach others.
Both said they are looking forward to beginning their new responsibilities.