Mr. Gonzales is excited to continue working with the Villa family as the new Assistant Principal. Prior to beginning his new role, Mr. Gonzales taught medieval world history here at Villa and Lathrop Intermediate Schools. Mr. Gonzales was educated at UC Irvine earning a bachelor's degree and teaching credential. While working as a teacher in SAUSD, Mr. Gonzales earned a master's degree in teaching and learning with an emphasis on technology in education. During his time as an educator, he has held various leadership roles including being the department chair for the history department; coaching track & field, cross country, girls/boys basketball; and serving on a variety of campus wide instructional committees. Mr. Gonzales likes to stay active by cycling, surfing, and even competes in triathlons when he can. He and his wife have two young daughters who also like to keep them busy with soccer, gymnastics, and dance practices. Mr. Gonzales is excited to continue to work with the students, parents, and teachers to provide meaningful learning experiences for our community.