Greetings Santa Margarita Families, Staff & Community Members,
I am grateful and delighted to be your new Assistant Principal here at Santa Margarita (go Mustangs!). Before arriving, I worked as an AP at El Camino High School overseeing English, Visual/Performing Arts, AVID, Athletics, Boosters, Discipline, and Graduation. Prior to that, I was a teacher, coordinator, and adjunct administrator at Jefferson Middle School.
As a native Californian, I was born in Los Angeles, but raised in the San Fernando Valley where I received a Bachelor’s in Cinema-Television from California State University, Northridge. After a brief stint working in the TV/Film industry, I returned to CSUN to earn a Master’s in Educational Administration and in Computers & Instructional Technology. I hold active teaching credentials in English, Social Science, Computer Concepts and Applications, as well as a Multiple Subject.
My journey in education began in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), where I served as a Media and Elementary teacher at a K-12 school. During that time I taught writing, storyboarding, production, and editing for grades 6th to 8th, and thrived as a 3rd and 5th grade teacher. Afterwards, I worked exclusively at a middle school before arriving at OUSD in 2017.
My wife and I live in Oceanside with our two energetic boys, ages 4 and 6. They enjoy swimming, biking, hoverboarding, hip-hop dancing, and playing at our local parks, beaches, and trails.
I believe that all students can learn at a high level if given the right set of circumstances. I pledge to: meet your student’s needs, ensure the fair treatment of everyone, value the whole child, build a sense of belonging, and uphold our Mustang core values, to be safe, be respectful, be kind, be responsible and be our personal best.
Anytime you see me out and about, do not hesitate to say hello. It would really make my day.