All phone numbers are in the 951 area code.
Name Title Phone Number Extension Email
Ellis, Steve _Principal 677-0568 6499
Cohen, Melinda _Principal/Site Secretary 677-0568 6498
Moran, Erin Activities Director 677-0568 6434
Beach-Hedges, Martina Assistant Principal 677-0568 6497
Lyon, Ted Assistant Principal 677-0568 6496
Bree, Bill Athletic Director 677-0568 6439
Connie Kim Counselor 677-0568 6474
Carrillo, David Counselor - 2015 677-0568 6489
Bennett, Erika Counselor - 2016 677-0568 6476
Alarcon, Adriana Counselor - 2017 677-0568 6475
Chambers, David Dean of Students 677-0568 6477
Owens, Cathy Nurse - District 677-0568 6495
Fackelman, Michelle Nurse - Mesa 677-0568 6492

Principal Steve Ellis


Steve Ellis has been appointed to serve as Murrieta Mesa’s Interim Principal for the 2013/14 school year. Ellis has 18 years of experience as an educator. He earned his bachelors and master’s degree degrees and administrative credential from Point Loma Nazarene College. Ellis came to the district in 2001 as a science teacher at Murrieta Valley High School. In 2003 he became Assistant Principal at Thompson Middle School and he moved to Murrieta Mesa where he has served as an Assistant Principal since 2010.  Prior to coming to Murrieta Valley Unified, Ellis spent six years in the Glendale Unified School District teaching Science, coaching Baseball, and serving as the Activities Director. In 2003, Steve moved to Thompson Middle School, where he worked as an Assistant Principal. Ellis holds a BA in Biology and Chemistry from Pt. Loma Nazarene University, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from PLNU as well as a Tier II Administrative Services Credential.

Assistant Principal Martina Beach-Hedges

martinaMartina Beach joined the District in 2001 as an English teacher and Girl's Basketball Coach at Murrieta Valley High School. In 2003, Beach helped open Vista Murrieta High School where she taught English, American Sign Language, and coached three sports. Since 2006, Beach has served as an Assistant Principal at Vista Murrieta where she now oversees Assessment, Staff Development, Leadership Programs and WASC. Beach holds a BA in English from San Diego State University, an MA in School Administration from Azusa Pacific University and a Tier II Credential. 

Assistant Principal Ted Lyon

Ted Lyon Ted Lyon comes to the district from Orcutt Union School District in Santa Maria, California, where he has served as principal of a charter high school since 2008. Lyon also served as a vice Principal and a teacher in the Santa Maria Bonita School District. Lyon has taught Social Studies and AVID and he has coached football, basketball, baseball and track. Lyon has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitworth College, a Masters in Education from University of La Verne and he holds an aministrative credential.


Dean of Students, David Chambers
Dave Chambers Born and raised in Redondo Beach, Ca. Received his undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. Received a Masters Degree in Education from Chapman University along with his Tier I admin Credential. Joined MVUSD in 2005 as a physical education teacher at Thompson Middle School for 6th grade boy’s P.E. Prior to joining the district, Chambers was a P.E./Health Teacher as well as the Head Boy’s Volleyball Coach, Asst. Head Football Coach/Defensive coordinator, and an Assistant Wrestling coach at Littlerock High School Near Palmdale. Teaching experience includes a teacher/coach in Alabama and in South Carolina. He plans to finish his tier II credential at CSU Fullerton next school year.

Last Modified on August 3, 2013