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Administration

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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.

Contact Information

Associate Principal: Tiffany Gossman, Student Support

Associate Principal: Mike Richter, Athletics & Activities

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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Associate Principal: Lindsay Parker

EDUCATION

Administration Services Credential, UC Irvine
M.A. Special Education, Chapman University
Education Specialist Credential, Chapman University
B.A. Language Studies, UC San Diego

EXPERIENCE

2019 - Present: Associate Principal, Golden Valley High School
2017 - 2019: Education Specialist, Irvine High School
2015 - 2017: Teacher on Special Assignment (Special Education), Irvine Unified School District
2010 - 2015: Education Specialist, Culverdale Elementary School

CONTACT

lparker@muhsd.org
School: 209-325-1806

Associate Principal: Megan Cope, Guidance

Education

  • 2015 Preliminary Administrative Services Credential, CSU Stanislaus
  • 2012 MA in School Psychology, Pupil Personnel Service Credential in School Psychology; Fresno Pacific University
  • 2009 BA in Psychology; CSU Stanislaus

Experience

  • 2017 - Present Associate Pricipal, Merced Union High School District
  • 2015 - 2017 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

Contact Information

Psychologist: Elizabeth Davies

EDUCATION

  • M.A. in School Psychology, Pupil Personnel Services Credential, National University
  • B.S. in Behavioral Science, National University

EXPERIENCE

  • 2017 - Present School Psychologist, Merced Union HIgh School District
  • 2016-2017 - School Psychologist, Clovis Unified School District

  • 2012-2016 - School Psychologist, Central Unified School District
  • 2008-2012 - School Psychologist, San Benito High School District
  • 2007-2008 - School Psychologist Intern, Kerman Unified School District

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