Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Muñoz (Science)



My name is Mario Muñoz. I am a Santa Ana native and a product of Santa Ana Unified. I was an expelled student who was given a second opportunity. I learned to channel the grief that had brought me to REACH and began my journey to teaching.  After my expulsion was over, I transferred to Santa Ana High School where I participated in sports. During my final wrestling season, I joined the United States Marine Corps where I spent the next 6 years. I continued my education and took college courses, which eventually led to my graduation from Santa Ana College. I transferred to Cal State Dominguez Hills and worked in the veterans resource center. I was also the veterans club president, a volunteer for the Orange County Veterans Advisory Council, and a wrestling coach.  I earned my Bachelors in Biology: Ecology and Environmental Science along with my teaching credential.  I have been a substitute for Santa Ana Unified and have continued my passion for coaching at my alma mater. I am proud to say I am a Science Teacher for REACH Academy. Thank you to my family and friends who have supported me along the way.

I dedicate this upcoming school year to my mother, who did her best as a single mother of 2.