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


Ms. Lara Ricks

Principal 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.  

Mr. Marco Farias
Marco Farias - VP
Marco Farias supports students with last names that begin with the letter M through R. He oversees the after-school credit recovery program and MT Peer Tutoring Program, and works with the Strategies, Visual and Performing Arts, and Social Science Departments. He loves being a Mustang and is always available for any student who would like some coaching to better themselves.

Ms. Larrah Feliciano
Ms. Feliciano
Larrah Feliciano is the Academic Program Coordinator (APC) and the administrator of ASSETs.  ASSETs stands for After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens, which is a grant-funded program consisting of academic and enrichment activities.  Prior to being the APC, Ms. Feliciano taught English here on the Trail

Ms. Leticia Magaña

Ms. Magana
Originally from Santa Cruz, Leticia Magaña has served as an educator in Northern California for over 13 years. She joined the Trail in 2018. Leticia currently oversees Math, Counseling, Foreign Language at Monterey Trail. Prior to her role as Vice Principal, Leticia taught Spanish, coordinated Pathway Programs, and supported teachers as an Instructional Coach. Leticia’s leadership style is rooted in building meaningful relationships to increase engagement and achievement for all scholars.


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