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Principal’s Message

Gary Henderson, principal


I am excited to continue to serve the Tracy community as a member of the Wolf Pack family. This will be my 28th year working for Tracy Unified School District, and I have enjoyed every minute. When you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work. I have been blessed to work in a high school setting as a coach for 30 years, teacher for 23, athletic director for 10, and most recently as an administrator for 4.

I intend to work side by side with staff to deliver equity and inclusivity to our students and their families. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in my role as principal of Merrill F West High School.

Student success is about building a cohesive team and working with all stakeholders to build relationships that empower students, their families, and staff by making them feel safe, appreciated, and valued. The power of community and shared effort should not be underestimated.

The strength of the wolf is the pack. Go Pack!

Gary Henderson, Principal