Welcome to March Mountain Model High School and the 2016-17 school year! My Name is Sean McMurray and I am the Principal of both March Mountain Model High School and March Valley School. It is a pleasure to welcome you to our school and the new school year. A little bit about me, this will be my 16th year in education and my 6th year as a principal. I started my career in 2001 teaching Pre-Algebra, Web Design and Biology in Banning. After teaching Biology, AP Biology and Anatomy and Physiology the next four years, I was promoted to the Coordinator of Student Services, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and Director of Child Welfare and Attendance/Principal of New Horizons High School. I left Banning in 2013 to join Moreno Valley Unified and March Mountain High School. I am currently working on my dissertation for my Doctorate in Education degree and hope to be finished in May of 2017.
Last year we had a very busy and exciting year with two WASC visits for our accreditation and a Model School Visit, designating March Mountain High School as one of the best Continuation High Schools in the State. March Mountain is also participating in the Labor Management Relations Initiative with our teachers’ union, strengthening collaboration on our campus and refining our focus on teaching and learning.
We are very proud of our students and staff and their accomplishments this last school year and look forward to having another exciting school year. We value your participation with your student and with our school, becoming partners towards that high school diploma. If you ever need help or have any questions, please feel free to contact our school or myself. My door is always open. I truly believe that Failure is Not an Option!
Sean M. McMurray
Principal, Alternative Education
March Mountain Model High School
and March Valley School