Meet our Principal
We welcome George R. Valenzuela, as he enters his second year as Principal of Schaefer Charter School. He was born and raised in East Los Angeles and he began educational career as a 4th Grade Spanish Bilingual Teacher in El Monte, California in the Fall of 1989. George has taught in Los Angeles County, Sonoma County and Mendocino County. He then went on to work in the field of Educational Administration in both Sonoma County and Napa County. Additionally, from 2008-2020, George served as a School Board Trustee in Windsor, California where he resides with his wife and three adult sons. George is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA), LAUSD District Intern Program (Teaching Credential), Sonoma State University (Administrative Services Credential) and Empire College School of Law (JD). George enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, bike riding, going for long walks and traveling.
Principal’s Message-Schaefer Charter School
I am honored to be entering my second year as Principal of Schaefer Charter School. Our school serves approximately 310 students of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. We have a veteran staff, many of whom have had children attend Schaefer or are currently enrolled. Our staff is nurturing, caring, and committed to preparing our students for success via implementation of the Common Core State Standards within 21st Century Learning Skills. I believe every child can succeed and it is our job as educators to assist every student so they can be productive, happy and contributing members of society. I am always available to meet with parents, community, and staff members. Please feel free to contact me.
Mr. George R. Valenzuela