I feel honored to serve as principal at Merrill F. West High School. I am currently in my 7th school year at West High. I served 4 years as an Assistant Principal, and I am now serving in my 3rd year as Principal. Before working at West High School I taught high school English and also worked in the shipping/receiving and warehousing industry. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Education, a Master of Science in Education Administration, and a Doctorate of Education through University of the Pacific.
West High has amazing students and a number of programs to offer those who attend our school. During my time here, I have heard from many students and families that West High is a place where students can be comfortable with who they are. No matter what their background, they feel accepted here. I am so proud of our school and students for making West High a place where everyone is welcome. I believe we have a very inclusive culture, and that all students can find a way to connect with the West High School community.
Our mission at West High is to provide all students with a safe, caring and engaging learning environment in preparation for college and careers.
If you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Thank you!
In consultation with the San Joaquin County Public Health Services and the San Joaquin County Office of Education, the county superintendents have determined that all schools in San Joaquin County will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through April 17, 2020.