I am excited to be the Principal of San Dimas High School. I wake up every morning fired up to help ignite a passion for learning in all of our students. I believe that every student deserves a high school that cultivates an environment of high expectations while caring for the whole student. I know San Dimas is a great school where students can realize their gifts, apply and develop their talents, and feel a genuine sense of fulfillment for their contributions to the San Dimas community.
I grew up in Rialto, California and attended Eisenhower High School. I graduated from the California State University of San Bernardino with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education. I have a Master's Degree in Physical Education and Educational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University. I started my career teaching 4th grade for five years. I then moved to teach high school PE at Eisenhower High School. My principal encouraged me to become an administrator. I was hired as an Assistant Principal at Eisenhower. Five years later I was given the opportunity to become the first alumni principal of Eisenhower High School.
I have five children. My oldest, Astin, graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Denver and currently lives with his wife and dogs in Boise, Idaho. My oldest daughter, Nicole, graduated from the University of Nevada at Reno. She now lives in Reno, Nevada with her husband and two dogs. Mikinize is currently working and attending Chaffey Junior College. Victoria just graduated from high school and lives in Boise, Idaho. My youngest daughter Alexis is a junior at Eisenhower High School and plans to go into the military when she graduates.
San Dimas High school has the potential to be the best high school in California. I am ready to work hard to make that goal a reality. There are three types of people in this world, people that make it happen, people that watch it happen, and people who wonder what happened. At San Dimas, we want to make it happen!