Name Email Position
Lara  Ricks Principal
Cheryl Cain Vice Principal
Marco Farias Vice Principal
Charles Thatch Vice Principal
Leticia Magana
Vice Principal
Zachary Moritz School Site Secretary
Javier Rivas
VP Secretary


Ms. Lara Ricks

Ms. Ricks

Lara Ricks is in first year as principal at Monterey Trail High School and 24th year in Education. Prior to coming to Monterey Trail she taught Spanish, AVID and some PE. She is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Master’s from National University. This year she is overseeing Science, World Language, and Activities. She also holds the EGUSD record for number of emails sent in a single school year.

Mr. Charles Thatch

 Mr. Thatch

Mr. Thatch joined the Mustang family at the start of the 2016 -2017 school year, as a Vice Principal.  He has twenty-eight years of experience working in schools and of the twenty-eight years, nineteen years has been devoted to Educational Leadership.  Mr. Thatch has been fortunate to lead within student populations from k-Adult Education. As a result, he  has held positions ranging from Dean of students, Vice Principal, Guidance Administrator, Program Specialist and School Principal. During his career, he has led at the site, district and county level. Mr. Thatch holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Management (Tier I & II Credentials) and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling (Pupil Personnel Services Credential) from the University of La Verne and a Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Counseling Psychology from the University of the State of New York. While at Monterey Trail High School, he has been assigned to the following departments and responsibilities: VAPA, CTE, Technology, Safety and Security, Business, Health, Back to School Night, State Testing and all students with the last names of A-F.  Mr. Thatch enters each new day with an enthusiasm, seeking to implement the most effective ways to serve the students, families and staff member’s of Monterey Trail High School.  

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