The entire District is closed Thursday, October 14, 2021 through Friday, October 15, 2021. Regular business will resume on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 7:30 AM.
Jennifer Thomasian (Principal)-- I am so excited to welcome you all back to campus for the 21-22 school year! Even now, there are many unknowns about this coming year. We will continue to work to keep all members of our community safe while providing all the experiences that we know make high school so memorable and formative for our students.
It is my honor to lead our Paloma Wildcat Family in my fifth year as principal. Prior to this role I served as an Assistant Principal here at Paloma and before that I served as a science teacher in Lake Elsinore. Having grown up in this area in the early 90’s I’ve seen this region change and grow and after graduating from UCLA I decided to come home and give back to the community that helped to raise me.
PVHS currently has over 2,800 students and 230 staff members. We are a diverse group of dedicated learners. My personal goal is that each student will discover what they are passionate about and have the skills to pursue that on day one after graduation.
Reginald Hairston (Assistant Principal) is thrilled to be starting his first year as Assistant Principal at Paloma Valley High School. Previously, Reginald has worked as an Assistant Principal, Department Chair, Teacher Mentor, District Mentor, Equity/Cultural Proficiency Leader, Football Coach, Basketball Coach, and ED/SDC Teacher within both Riverside Unified and Houston Independent school districts respectively. He has a BA in Physical Education (Pedagogy Option) from California State University Dominguez Hills. GO TOROS! In addition, he has a Single Subject Credential, an Education Specialist Instruction Credential, and English Language Authorization. He also has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration with Admin Credential from National University. Reginald’s life has been a journey to say the least, his passion is helping others find their purpose and reach for their goals. He loves sports, music, food, shoes and competition. Reginald looks forward to being the plug which helps our students to connect to their greatness!
Ryan Sharp (Athletic Director) Mr. Sharp begins his 4th year as Athletic Director. 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 an M.A. in Education as well as an Admin Credential. He taught math for 12 years and coached 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.
Alison King (Activities Director)-- Ms. King grew up in Rocklin, California and starts her 16th year at Paloma Valley. She has served in the English Department, and now as our Activities Director, and has coached cheer, softball, soccer, and tennis. Some fun facts are that she danced competitively in high school, and can often be seen traveling with her fur-baby (dog) known as Jackson. Ms. King has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Cal State San Marcos and a Master’s degree in Education from National University.
Ivan Lumba (Counseling) -- Mr. Lumba is entering his 2nd year as department lead for Paloma Valley High. He is an expert with English Language Learners and was chosen to serve as counselor for the AVID program. His mission is to help students graduate from high school and guide students as they reach their post-secondary goals. Mr. Lumba has over a decade of experience in Youth Development and holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and has taught a wide range of students from 5th grade to alternative ed (high school students 16-24 years of age). He attended Riverside Community College, transferred to Cal State San Bernardino and holds two bachelor degrees from University of Phoenix (BA-Administration and Management). Mr. Lumba received his Multiple Subject Teaching Credentials and Masters in School Counseling and Pupil Personnel Service Credential from the University of Redlands. On a side note Mr. Lumba’s hobbies include a Black Belt in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu under the Gracie Barra Flag and he loves to spend his free family time with his wife and twin girls.