Principal, Scott Richards
  • Scott Richards

    Principal - Scott Richards Jr. is the Principal at Murrieta Mesa High School. He has over 19 years of experience as an educator and has had the privilege to work at all three comprehensive high schools at MVUSD. Mr. Richards came to the district in 2003 as a teacher and a girls basketball coach at Murrieta Valley High School. During his tenure, he taught CP Biology, Life Science, Marine Biology, AVID 9, and AVID 11, while also coaching the girls’ basketball team. In 2013, his team won the CIF-SS Division 2A CIF championship. In 2015, Mr. Richards became an Assistant Principal at Thompson Middle School where he served for two and a half years before transferring to Murrieta Mesa in November of 2017 as their Assistant Principal. During the two and half years of tenure at Mesa, Mr. Richards earned the district’s 2019 Assistant Principal of the Year award. In the summer of 2020, Mr. Richards was transferred to Vista Murrieta High School where he served one and a half years. During this time, he was promoted to Deputy Principal before returning to Murrieta Mesa as their principal on January 1st, 2022. Mr. Richards holds a BS in Mammalian Physiology and Neurological Science from University of California, San Diego, an MA in Education from Concordia University, as well as a Tier II Administrative Services Credential.

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