My name is Trucker Clark. I am honored to be working at Santa Ana Unified School District, and Principal at REACH Academy. I have nearly twenty-five years’ experience working as an Educational Professional. During that time, I have worked as an Instructional Aide, Campus Supervisor, Teacher, Vice Principal, and Principal: working with At-risk youth, grades 1st through 12th. I have worked in California with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools from 1992-1996 as an Instructional Aide, 1996-1998 as a Campus Supervisor, 1998-2004 as a Teacher, 2004-2006 as a Vice Principal, 2006-2008 as a Principal, with the Santa Clara County Office of Education from 2008-2010 as a Principal, and with the Merced County Office of Education from 2010-2012 as a Principal, and served on the JCCASAC – Juvenile Court, Community, and Alternative School Administrators of California Board, which is a Sub-Committee of CCSESA – California County Superintendents Educational Services Association from 2006-2010. In 2015, I began working for the Santa Ana Unified School District as Principal of REACH Academy.
I earned my Associates Degree in History from Bakersfield College, CA, Bachelor Degree in History and Single Subject Social Studies Teaching Credential from California State University Bakersfield, CA, and Master Degree in Education, Administrative Services Credential and CLAD – Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Certificate from Fresno Pacific University, CA.
My motto is being a “Passionate Champion for Staff and Students.” Passionate is to be compelled or ruled by strong emotions, feeling or actions, and a Champion is a person who fights, defends and or supports others. I do this by being a Servant Leader, who truly wants the best for the staff, students, parents, community and the district. My approach in working with At-risk students is Student Centered, and one that creates a Second Chance at Success. I believe the Team (staff, students, parents, and community) does this by having Caring Connections and Relationships, providing an Alternative Method of Teaching, Assessment and Learning, Rigorous and Relevant Teaching and Curriculum, Intervention and Prevention, Extended Learning Opportunities, Safe and Healthy Environments, and Collaborative Partners. By having those, we can meet the unique educational, social, physical, and emotional needs of these diverse students.
Trucker Clark, Principal 714-796-9000