Daniel Smuts

Jennifer Gutierrez
Assistant Principal (A-L)

I am so excited to be back in SMUSD! I am now entering my 17th year in education. Most of my experience has been with SMUSD. For 14 years, I taught mathematics at both San Marcos High School and Mission Hills High School. I have taught all math courses from Essentials of Algebra to Honors Precalculus. In addition to math, I have had experience teaching music. When Mission Hills High School was being built, I had the honor of being asked to be a part of the design team. At Mission Hills High School, I held the position of math department chair for seven years. I was the head varsity swimming and water polo coach for San Marcos High School from 1994-2004. When Mission Hills High School opened in 2004, I was the head varsity swim coach from 2004-2009. In 2012, I had an opportunity to work at Twin Oaks High School as a teacher on special assignment, with administrative responsibilities. I was in charge of the ASSET program, student activities, attendance, discipline, testing, and helping with PLC’s. In 2013, I became assistant principal for Roosevelt Middle School in the VUSD. During the last two years at Roosevelt, I worked with Math, Science, PE, VAPA, ASB, the Boys and Girls Club, and All School Sports. I was raised in San Marcos and have a genuine passion for the SMUSD schools and the community. I live in San Marcos with my amazing wife, Cherryl, who is a counselor at Mission Hills High School and my son Brendan.

Andy Baker
Assistant Principal (M-Z)