Ngoc Tran

    Assistant Principal

    As a Valley High School alumna, it has been a dream come true for me to work with Valley staff, students, and parents.  Growing up in Santa Ana, I attended Diamond Elementary, Carr Intermediate, and Valley High School.  I headed to UCLA to earn my Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Education.  I am currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Education. 

    I started my teaching career in 2002 at Leuzinger High School in Los Angeles County and loved every moment of it.  However, I had always wanted to come back home to give back to the community that helped raise me.  Serendipitously, I was hired in 2015 to work as a Literacy Coach at Valley High School.  By 2017, I became one of Valley’s Assistant Principals.  Indeed, it felt like a wonderful gift.

    Standing on the shoulders of giants, I am forever grateful for the compassion and wisdom from all my teachers and mentors.  I work every day to convey the same virtues to students, staff, and community members. 


    Education is not the filling of a pail, 

    but the lighting of a fire.

                                   - William Butler Yeats


    I love...

    Valley at sunset

    Valley at sunset


    AnhTuan Graduation

    my boys


    UCLA 2

    going back to school @ UCLA