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Welcome to the Ellen Ochoa Prep Academy! Applications are now being accepted for the 2017/2018 school year.  
Dr. Elias Vargas » Dream It, Learn It, Live It!

Dream It, Learn It, Live It!

Hello! I received my Bachelors' Degree in Latin American Studies with a minor in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. I started my career in education working for the University of New Mexico, organizing mentoring programs at local middle schools. Shortly after I was fortunate enough to teach English in Hangzhou, China, and then landed a teaching position at Rivera Middle School, here in ERUSD, where I taught 8th grade Social Studies and coached basketball.  During that time I received my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Whittier College, and my Administrative Services Credential from Cal Poly Pomona.  I served as Assistant Principal at Rivera Middle School for 2 years, then Assistant Principal of Guidance at El Rancho High School for 3 years. I most recently served as the Principal of the STEAM Academy @ Burke for the last 4 years, and I recently completed the doctoral program in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern California. I am very excited to work along side of you on this new adventure at Ellen Ochoa Prep Academy.  Go Hawks!