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Mr. Merilus

I have been in education for 20 years, joining the Val Verde family in January 2017.  I deeply believe in the necessity and importance of training one's mind, body, and soul.  I love testing my own physical limits and am a huge MMA and Jiu Jitsu fan and practitioner. 

 

I was born and raised in Placentia California.  I attended Cal State University Fullerton obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing.  I enjoyed working in the business world, however I found the volunteer work I did with teens within the church to be much more fulfilling.  I went back to school and obtained my teaching credential and then my Masters in Educational Administration from Cal State LA and clearing my credential at UCI.  In 1996 I began teaching Middle School in the Los Angeles Unified School District where I also taught at the high school level.

I began my career in Administration in the Fall of 2005.  I have had the opportunity to serve as an administrator at both the Middle and High school Levels.

I am blessed with a lovely wife, son, and daughter who spur me on to be the best man that I can be. 

I am very fortunate to be able to support and encourage the students and staff at Citrus Hill HS so that they may be successful professionally and personally.

By Jake Gansereit

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