Dear Panther Family,
It is with great excitement that I write this letter to you as the new Principal of Diamond Ranch High School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such amazing students, an extremely dedicated staff, and supportive school community. I know that this truly a unique and special place, having served here as your Assistant Principal for the past four years, and I am incredibly excited to continue to serve the Panther Family as Principal.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for almost twenty years. After earning my Master’s degree in Education from UCLA, I have spent a majority of my career as a science teacher as well as a football and track & field coach. After earning my Doctorate in Education from USC, I took on more leadership roles, serving as an Educational Technology Coach, Biology Course Lead, and Curriculum & Instruction Coach before my tenure here as Assistant Principal at Diamond Ranch. Now Principal, I am ready to serve as an educational leader to the students and staff at Diamond Ranch and to work with you as an educational partner to ensure your child’s success.
Part of my educational philosophy is that I view my work in education as a solemn vocation. I bring with me the belief that students and their success are at the center of our work; and my task is to serve the teachers and staff that unconditionally care for our students. I am excited to unify my experience, my openness to learn, and my love for the students and staff on this campus.
On a personal note, my wife Carolyn is also a dedicated educator and we have a beautiful daughter, Madeline Sophie who is now entering first grade. We are proud to be a part of the Panther Family and are looking forward to meeting all of you this upcoming school year. #WeAreDR
Dr. Mark Gomez