Manuel Bayardo, Assistant PrincipalE-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Ramirez, Assistant PrincipalE-mail: email@example.com
I was born and raised in the Coachella Valley where I graduated from Indio High School and went on to attend CSUSB in San Bernardino. After completing my teaching credential and BA in Liberal Studies, I began teaching in the rural east valley community of Oasis. There I taught middle school for eight years and began completing my Masters in Educational Administration at CSUSB. I later became the Assistant Principal, then Principal of Oasis Elementary School, followed by a position as Principal at Bobby Duke Middle School. During my tenure I was honored by being named Teacher of the Year and also Principal of the Year. After working 18 years with K-8 in CVUSD I made the transition into High School where I am currently the Assistant Principal here at DHSHS. My duties include the overseeing of the Math Department, Counseling Department, Visual/Performing Arts Department, Master Schedule, Credit Recovery- APEX, Curriculum/Course approval, technology, Advanced Placement, and the Parent Center.As a career mother, I am blessed to have the ongoing support of my husband and 5 children who understand they also share their mom with 1,700 students during the school year. Through my 20+ years in education I can truly say I am lucky to have a job I love and the satisfaction that comes from knowing I am helping children become great adults.
Art Sanchez, Assistant PrincipalE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Erica Watson, Assistant PrincipalE-mail: email@example.com
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, by parents who always stressed the importance of getting a good education. I graduated from Lynwood High School in 1993. After high school I attended Long Beach City College where I earned an Associate of Art Degree in Liberal Arts and became a certified Emergency Medical Technician. I transferred to SDSU where I was pre-med, then attended LBSU, CSULA and Cal State University Dominguez Hills where I graduated with a B.S in Biology, and a minor in Geography. As an undergraduate student I worked as an instructional assistant at two middle schools in Long Beach Unified School District and I really enjoyed working with students, which is why I changed from pre-med and decided to go into education. I was the first member of my family to attend and graduate college.
I continued my education at CSUDH where I also earned my teaching credential and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction.
While working on my credential, I began to teach at the J.R.High School that I attended as a kid.
In the time 12 years I have been in education I have taught middle school Life Science, Physical Science, Math, High School Biology, and Algebra.
In 2004 my wife and I purchased a home in the San Gorgonian Pass/Cherry Valley area, where we currently are raising our three children. When we moved, I began to teach at Badger Springs Middle School in Moreno Valley Unified School District. While I was a teacher there I decided to purse my interest in school administration and enrolled at CSUSB. I received my second M.A degree in Educational Administration.
In 2008 I applied and was hired as an Assistant Principal at James Workman Middle School where I worked for 4 years. When the opportunity presented itself at the end of the 2011-12 school year to apply for the Vice Principal position at DHSHS I did, and was hired.
I am excited to be a part of this educational community. I look forward to working with the students, parents, and staff of DHSHS.
I was born and raised in Indio, California. My parents still live in my childhood home. I graduated from Indio High School in 1989. I was a three sport athlete. I wrestled, played football, and baseball. I give my Mom and Dad all the credit for pushing me to attend college. I would like to thank them for thinking more of me than I thought of myself.
After high school I wrestled and was an All American at Cerritos Junior College. I also played on the Southern California Bowl Championship Team at College of the Desert. I received my Associated Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. I continued my education at California State University of San Bernardino and received my Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Economics. I worked in the financial field for two years after college as an investment advisor. I became a teacher by chance, and fell in love with the positive interaction.
I taught many different subjects, but settled in Math. In addition I coached several sports including football, baseball, track, and wrestling. I was the Desert Valley League Coach of the year 2001, 2002, and 2003. I completed my Masters in Educational Administration, and have been an Administrator in Palm Springs Unified School District of the past six years. I am excited about working with the students at Desert Hot Springs High School. My duties as Vice Principal include Athletics, Activities, DELAC & ELAC, CELDT Testing, Facilities, and Disaster Preparedness Plan.
I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I came to California at age 13
and graduated from Arlington High School in Riverside CA. I played volleyball,
basketball and track in high school and basketball in college.
After high school, I attended Victor Valley Community College and received an Associate Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. I continued my education at California State University, San Bernardino. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and two Masters Degree in Special Education and Educational Administration.