Thanks for taking the time to check out the Palos Verdes High School webpage. Please take the time to explore our academic programs as well as the arts and athletics. Palos Verdes High School is one of the top high schools in the area and I am excited to work with our parents, students and staff to continue our tradition of Sea King excellence.
I was born in Lynwood, California and moved to Downey at the age of 1. I attended Downey schools graduating from Warren High School. I loved the high school experience participating in football, basketball and baseball as well as student government and other clubs. I had tremendous teachers and coaches that inspired me to be the best I could be at whatever I chose to do. From there, I attended California State University, Long Beach where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Social Science and my Single Subject Teaching Credential.
I was offered a job teaching at my alma mater and was excited to be working with some of my former teachers and coaches. I also had the opportunity to be involved with many extracurriculars such as football, baseball and golf. During the years, I was also able to be an ASB Class Advisor, Link Crew Coordinator, PTSA Teacher Representative, PLC Lead and Teacher Technology Lead. Being part of the school-wide program inspired me to go back to school and obtain my Masters in Educational Administration from Concordia University, Irvine. My experiences in that program prepared me for my next opportunity as Vice-Principal at Warren High School.
As a Vice-Principal, I was in charge of Discipline, Attendance and Technology. After two years, I moved to Downey High School as an Assistant Principal where I served for the last 5 years. During my time at Downey High, I was able to oversee Athletics, ASB, Special Education, Budget, AVID, the Instructional Leadership Team and the AP/Honors program. My experience as an administrator inspired to attend the University of Southern California to pursue my Doctorate in Educational Leaership. After completing my program in 2018, I felt ready to take on the challenges of being a High School Principal. I was fortunate to apply for and receive the Principal position at Palos Verdes High School.
I have 3 kids, Jackson (9), Matthew (6) and Morgan (4). They love running around Palos Verdes High School and seeing where Daddy works.
I am proud to be a part of the Sea King family. Palos Verdes High School continues to excel in academics, athletics and the arts and I look forward to continuing that excellence. If you're interested in scheduling a visit, don't hesitate to contact me.
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