Patrick Walker, Principal
Patrick Walker is in his fourth year at Cerritos High School. He has served as an administrator at all three levels—elementary, middle school, and high school. He believes in a student-centered approach to education and is ever so proud to be working at the “Home of the Dons”.
Adam Wright, Assistant Principal
Mr. Wright is excited to serve the staff, students and the Cerritos community. Before coming to CHS, Mr. Wright served a variety of roles at Burbank High School in Burbank California where he served as a Teacher on Special Assignment-Athletics and Activities Mr. Wright worked with at-risk students and their teachers focusing on increasing student academic achievement through differentiated instruction. . He also taught PE, Social Studies and Health. Mr. Wright is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo.
Carey Lin, Assistant Principal
Ms. Lin is enjoying her 16th year working in education (9 years as a secondary school counselor and 3 years as a Dean of Students and 3 years as an Assistant Principal). As a product of the ABC Unified School District (Mary Bragg Elementary, Whitney High School), Ms. Lin is committed to the academic excellence of all students and has a special place in her heart for the diverse Cerritos community. For undergraduate school, she attended UCLA; 2 years later, she completed her Masters of Science in Counseling at CSULB in addition to earning a Pupil Personnel Services credential. Ms. Lin spent 5 years working in Garden Grove Unified, receiving invaluable training working with at-risk students and coordinating the AVID program in addition to providing comprehensive guidance services to students. This year will be Ms. Lin's 5th year at Cerritos High School and she is grateful for the opportunity to serve all students and contribute to the greater Cerritos community. Go Dons!
"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." -- C. S. Lewis
Jessica Monserratte, Assistant Principal
James Baek, Dean
Mr. Baek first entered CHS as a counseling intern in 2007. He is also the product of the local community and is proud to serve all the stakeholders of CHS to best support our school's mission. His first job was as an after-school academy tutor in Cerritos as a sophomore in high school. He continued to work in this field with students and parents throughout his undergraduate education at University of California, Irvine where he earned his degree of bachelor of arts in International Studies with a minor in education. Then, he completed his Masters of Science in Counseling at California State University, Long beach in addition to earning a Pupil Personnel Services credential as he discovered that it was his calling to advocate for students and their family. Recently being promoted to Dean of students, he will strive to further support the needs of all students in new ways. He is now busy spending all of his free time with his wife and two toddler sons. Still, he will make time to "school" any ballers who is brave enough to challenge him in 1 vs 1 basketball!