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Charil D. Macaraeg, Ed.D. - Principal

2 months ago

I am excited to serve as the Principal of Rancho Verde High School. I have served as an educator for many years in various capacities and have been a school administrator for the last five years in the Val Verde Unified School District.
  
I was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in a military family. After high school, I attended the University of California, Berkeley, where I majored in Sociology. I obtained my teaching credential from CSU Hayward and began my teaching career as an elementary school teacher in Richmond, California. From there I moved to southern California and obtained a Masters In Social Work from CSU San Bernardino. I continued to pursue my passion for working in the education within LAUSD. I joined the Val Verde family in 2004 as an alternative education high school teacher. I pursued my doctoral degree from the University of Southern California and graduated with an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership in 2011. I went on to serve as an Assistant Principal at Citrus Hill High School before coming to Rancho Verde.
  
My husband James and I have three amazing and energetic boys, Xavier, Vincent, and Dominic, who are students in our wonderful district. My family drives me to always do my best and brings me joy every day.
  
I am honored to have this opportunity to serve as the Principal of Rancho Verde High School. We will always continue to focus on our shared purpose to provide the best educational opportunities for all students and prepare them with the tools necessary to be successful in the 21st century world. 

Twitter: @RVHSPrincipal16 

Instagram: @RVHSPrincipal16

E-mail: cmacaraeg@valverde.edu

Bill Gerdes - Assistant Principal - Discipline

2 months ago

William Gerdes is an seventeen-year veteran in the Val Verde Unified School District. Mr. Gerdes recieved his B.A. in English from California State University San Bernardino, where he went on to earn his single subject teaching credential as well as an M.A. in English Composition. Mr. Gerdes taught English at Rancho Verde High School for fourteen years, where he served as Department Chair, R.V. Scholars Coordinator, and N.H.S Advisor. From 2014-2017 he was an Instructional Coach at Citrus Hill High School. Mr. Gerdes lives in Riverside with his wife and four children. He is happy to be back at Rancho Verde as an Assistant Principal. 

Twitter: @ranchoapgerdes

wgerdes@valverde.edu 
ext. 31116

Lena Aguirre - Activities Director

2 months ago

I am honored and proud to serve as the Activities Director of Rancho Verde High School. I have served as a teacher at RVHS for 17 years and have been the Activities Director for the last twelve years at RVHS in the Val Verde Unified School District.
  
I was born in Fontana, California and grew up on a dairy in Southern California. After high school, I attended the University of California, San Diego, where I majored in English Literature. I obtained my teaching credential from the University of California, Riverside and began my teaching career as high school English teacher here at RVHS. During my years of teaching I have taught 9th and 10thgrade English, Yearbook, ASB, and have served as the Freshman Class advisor, S.A.D.D. club co-advisor, Link Crew co-advisor, Sophomore Class advisor, and Senior Class advisor.  I recently obtained a Masters in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education.  My husband Russ and I have two amazing and athletic boys, Caleb and Caden. 
  

My goal is to provide the best experience for our students here at RVHS and to continue to work towards an ongoing positive climate and culture so that the students are proud to graduate from Rancho.  As the Senior Class advisor, it is important to me that our seniors are prepared to not only enjoy their last year here at Rancho, but that they are built up as leaders who will go out and make a difference in the world.  I encourage every student to get involved and to make the very best of these four years!

 

ASB Instagram: @Keepingupwithrancho

 

E-mail: laguirre@valverde.edu