Phone: 951-696-1411 x 2590


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in School Counseling P.P.S. Credential

Mr. Sam Truax

Education and Professional Experience: 

I grew up in the valley and attended California Baptist University where I studied Pre-Law and Criminal Justice, along with a Minor in Spanish. After I graduated, I worked for Menifee Union School District as a substitute teacher. At the end of the year, I had the opportunity to go to San Diego to become a police officer. As an officer, I saw the struggles that young adults faced and felt I could give back to my community in a unique way which suited my personality and skills in a better way. I worked the last four school years for Hemet Unified School District as a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Specialist. While I worked for HUSD, I went back to CBU to get my Master’s in school counseling and PPS credential. The program was rigorous and prepared me to be a school counselor for every student regardless of their grade level.  

Personal Life: 

2020 was a big year for me! I got married to love of my life. My wife is also a school counselor, so I basically live and breathe school counseling. On the weekends you can find me on the golf course, eating tacos, or smoking a brisket on my Traeger grill.

I am absolutely thrilled to be here at Tovshal! The staff, students, and parents all feel like one big happy family. I am here to support students Academically, Social Emotionally, and with their College and Career Readiness! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Thank you!