Administration

GV Admin at Graduation

Pictured from left to right: Abraham Olivares, Kevin Swartwood, Megan Whitley, Jennifer Euker, Matt Thomas, Mike Richter

Principal Kevin Swartwood

Education

  • M.A. - Education - St. Mary’s University
  • Administrative Services Credential - St. Mary’s University
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential, Biology and Chemistry - California State University, Stanislaus
  • B.A. Biology / Chemistry - California State University, Stanislaus

Experience

  • Fall 2015 - Present: Principal, GVHS
  • 2013-2015: Associate Principal, MHS
  • 2006-2013: Biology Teacher/Head Football Coach, BCHS
  • 1994-2006: Athletic Director / Teacher / AP, GVHS
  • 1985-1993: Science Teacher / Asst. Football Coach, MHS

Philosophy

I believe education is the road to opportunity and all of our students are provided with numerous possibilities as they travel through their four years at Golden Valley High School. I believe in excellence and every program we offer strives to be the best program in the area. I believe our students benefit when we work together with parents and the community to provide a top-notch and rewarding educational experience for each of our students. I know we have a staff that is very talented which allows us to provide students a wide variety of activities and academic programs and focuses our students as they navigate down their road to success.

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Associate Principal Jennifer L. Euker, Guidance

Education

  • Administrative Services Clear Credential, National University
  • M. A. Curriculum and Instruction, National University
  • B.A. Liberal Studies and Physical Education, Stanislaus
  • A.A. Merced College

Experience

  • 2014 - Present: Associate Principal-Golden Valley High School
  • 2008-2014: Principal, Wilson Middle School Chowchilla
  • 2002-2008: Physical Education Teacher/Varsity Coach, Merced High School
  • 1988-2002: Teacher, Weaver Middle School, Merced

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Associate Principal Matthew Thomas, Assessment and Accountability

Education

  • Administrative Services Credential--California State University, Stanislaus
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential, English--California State University, Stanislaus
  • M.A. English--California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • B.A. English--California State University, Stanislaus

Experience

  • Fall 2015-Present: Associate Principal--Golden Valley High School
  • 2014-2015: District Literacy Coach--Merced Union High School District Office
  • 2012-2014: Teacher, English and Theatre--Golden Valley High School
  • 2008-2012: Teacher, English--Atwater High School

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Associate Principal Abraham Olivares, Student Support

EDUCATION

  • M.S. Educational Leadership, California State University, East Bay
  • Administrative Services Credential, California State University, Stanislaus
  • Education Specialist Instruction Credential (Mild/Moderate & Moderate/Severe), Stanislaus County Office of Education
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential (Social Science), California State University, Stanislaus
  • B.A. History, University of California, Merced

EXPERIENCE

  • 2015-Present: Associate Principal - Golden Valley High School
  • 2015, 2016: Summer School Principal
  • 2013-2015: Online Education District Lead, Merced Union High School District
  • 2010-2015: Social Studies, Special Ed Teacher

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Associate Principal Mike Richter, Student Support

Education

  • Administrative Services Credential - California State University, Stanislaus
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, English - California State University, Stanislaus
  • M.A. Education - California State University, Stanislaus
  • B.A. Liberal Studies - California State University, Stanislaus

Experience

  • July 2014 - Present: Associate Principal Golden Valley H.S.
  • April 2011 -June 2104: Administration Valley Community School
  • July 2001 - March 2011: Principal Spratling Middle School, Keyes, California
  • August 1989 - June 2001: Teacher Atwater Elementary School District

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Psychologist Megan Whitley

Education

  • 2015 Completion of Administrative Services Credential Program; CSU Stanislaus
  • 2012 MA in School Psychology, Pupil Personnel Servuce Credential in School Psychology; Fresno Pacific University
  • 2009 BA in Psychology; CSU Stanislaus

Experience

  • 2015 - Present School Psychologist, Merced Union High School District
  • 2013-15 School Psychologist, Merced City School District
  • 2012-13 School Psychologist, Fresno Unified District
  • 2011-12 School Psychologist Intern, Fresno Unified District

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