Dear Santa Teresa High School Community,
It is an honor to be your Principal; I previously served you as an Associate Principal for 11 years during the 2008-2019 school years. As an educational leader, my pedagogy is to work collaboratively with you in developing our students academically and socially to mature into citizens that can be productive in their community. I have been fortunate to have worked at different high schools in the East Side Union High School district during 15 years in administration. I can say that Santa Teresa High School is unique and rich in diversity. Moreover, we have multiple courses and programs for our students to succeed in following their pathway into college or career ready.
In addition, I plan to work closely with our school teachers and staff in continuing our work toward improving the graduation rate, increasing the A-G completion rate, decreasing the suspension rate, and decreasing the chronic absentee rate. As a school, we are continuously focused on the East Side Union High School District Equitable Communities agenda, which states:
All students are welcomed as they are
Student strengths and areas of growth are known and supported.
Adults can positively respond to the social-emotional, wellness, and academic needs of every student.
All students are provided tasks that demand production through and beyond DOK 3 so that they can communicate like scientists, mathematicians, historians, artists, literary critics.
As an educator and parent, I believe that education is the true equalizer and catalyst that will open doors of opportunity for our students. However, we have to work together, so that door of opportunity persists in staying open. I look forward to working with you.
Dr. Jesus Marron