Mark Benson, Principal
Mr. Benson earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from California State University Sacramento. Mr. Benson started his career in education at Harriet Eddy Middle School as a History and Computer Technology teacher. He later added Physical Education to his teaching assignment. Mr. Benson served as Principal of Harriet Eddy for six years. After 14 years at Harriet Eddy, Mr. Benson is excited to continue to serve his home region as Principal of Laguna Creek High School.
Justin Harman, Vice Principal
Mr. Harman joined LCHS in 2007 as a Social Science teacher and began as the Teacher In Charge in 2016. Mr. Harman received a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of California, Davis and attended California State University, Sacramento for his teaching credential. In the spring of 2016, Mr. Harman completed his Master's Degree in Applied School Leadership from National University. Mr. Harman has spent his entire career in the Elk Grove Unified School District, and is proud to call Laguna Creek High School his home.
Kelly Henschel, Vice Principal
Mrs. Henschel has spent her entire 19 year career in Secondary Education at both the middle and high school level. She earned he Bachelors Degree from UC Davis in Human Development and her teaching credential from San Francisco State University. In 2016, Mrs. Henschel completed her Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Cal State East Bay. Having recently moved from the Central Coast of California, Mrs. Henschel is new to Elk Grove and is thrilled to join the wonderful staff and students at Laguna Creek. She looks forward to getting to know and working collaboratively with the staff, students, and parents that make up the Laguna Creek community.
Jaime Thomas, Vice Principal
Mr. Thomas, an alumni from LCHS, is blessed to be able to come back to be a servant leader to the community that helped shaped his youth. Mr. Thomas spent his elementary school years at Herman Leimbach Elementary School, middle school years at Samuel Jackman Middle School, and high school years at Valley High and then eventually Laguna Creek. In 2011, Mr. Thomas completed his Masters of Education in Educational Counseling at San Jose State University before spending five years as a School Counselor. He is now in his 5th year as a Vice Principal and is excited to be at LCHS advocating for the best interest of all students.
Sandra Peterson, Teacher In Charge
Mrs. Peterson is an Elk Grove graduate spending most of her younger years at Sierra Enterprise Elem, Joseph Kerr MS and graduated from Elk Grove High. From there she entered the US Army as a Military Police. She spent approx. 15 years overseas, finished her degrees and started off in the Elementary world in 2002. She then moved to Harriet Eddy Middle School as a teacher and then became Vice Principal. If that wasn’t enough… high school has been on her bucket list and is now in her dream job-- working with highschoolers AND hoping to take Laguna Creek High School to the next level with community service.
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