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Jennifer Thomasian - Principal

Ms. Thomasian begins her first year as Principal at Paloma Valley High School, spending her previous 3 years as the Assistant Principal. She began her career as a Science Teacher at Lakeland Village Middle School in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District where she served for four years. Before coming to Paloma, she was a high school Science Teacher at Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore. Ms. Thomasian has served as the Chairperson of the Biology Professional Learning Community, as well as 504 and Advanced Placement Coordinator. In her three years as Assistant Principal at Paloma Valley, Ms. Thomasian implemented school-wide disciplinary practices and procedures in coordination with Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) strategies. She has a Biology degree from UCLA, Master’s degrees in Educational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University, and soon will be completing her doctoral work this fall from Brandman University. Ms. Thomasian values the relationships she has built with staff, students, parents and the whole Paloma community over the past three years. She is very proud of the work the team has done and is excited to continue with our forward momentum.


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Lee Alfred - Asst. Principal

Mr. Alfred is a former high school counselor from Perris High School where he oversaw special education, athletic scholars, and at-risk programs. Now in his 2nd year as an administrator at Paloma Valley, Mr. Alfred oversees Social Science, Special Ed, and Visual and Performing Arts. He has a BA in Communications from Cal State San Bernardino, an MA from Azusa Pacific University in Ed Counseling, and an MA from Concordia University in Educational Administration. FYI he is a major Dallas Cowboys fan!



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Kyle Garrity - Asst. Principal

Dr. Garrity is beginning his second year as Assistant Principal at Paloma Valley High School overseeing English, World Languages, Athletics, and Activities. Previously, he worked as a Social Science teacher, instructional coach, and baseball coach at Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta, Lakeside High School in Lake Elsinore, and University High School in Irvine. He has a BA degree in Philosophy and Sociology from Carroll College, a Master’s Degree in Religion and Philosophy from Harvard University, and PhD in Education from the University of California, Riverside. Many of his stories relate to life growing up in the mountains of southwest Montana, his struggle to be a Vegan, and attending his children’s dance competitions. Go Wildcats!


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Claire Reis - Asst. Principal

Claire Reis is excited to be starting her first year as Assistant Principal at Paloma Valley High School. Previously, she worked as an Instructional Coach, Department Chair, Soccer Coach, and English Teacher in Fontana Unified School District. She has a BA in Program and Event Management and Singe Subject Teaching Credential in English from California State University Long Beach. GO BEACH! She also has a Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership from California State University San Bernardino, and a second Master’s Degree and Credential in Educational Administration from California State University San Bernardino. Claire grew up on the stage and has a passion for the performing arts. She is an Angels baseball fan, serial chocolate chip cookie eater, and wears pink on Wednesday’s. Claire looks forward to serving a new community of students and being the positivity engager for the awesome team at PVHS.


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Kathleen Reid - Lead Counselor

Ms. Reid is the Department Lead of Counseling and works directly with students in the 11th and 12th grade with the last name H-M. This is her 11th year with the district and 3rd as a Wildcat. She studied at San Diego Christian College (BA- Psychology), Azusa Pacific University (MA-School Counseling and Pupil Personnel Service Credential), and CSU San Bernardino (MA- Educational Administration and Credential).


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Ryan Sharp - Athletic Director

Ryan Sharp is the new Athletic Director at Paloma Valley High School. Originally From Eastern Washington (the ugly desert part...not the pretty forest part), He attended Boise State University and Cal State San Marcos. He has a B.S, in Applied Mathematics and a M.A in Education as well as an Admin Credential. He has been teaching for 12 years and coaching Cross Country and Track and Field for 15 years. At one point, he was a 4:16 miler before hanging up the running spikes. He has taught and coached at Mission Hills High, Temecula Prep and Paloma Valley. He has 254 career wins as a coach. Fun Fact: He played in the National Pinochle Tournament...where he finished dead last, but maintains to this day that the cards were purposefully rigged against him since he was the youngest player by 30 years. "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." -Steve Prefontaine


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