Phone: 951-696-1411 x 2590
Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in School Counseling P.P.S. Credential
Mr. Sam Truax
Hello Tigershark Families! I am so excited for this new school year. The last couple of school years have proved to be trying and difficult at times, but there are great things going on here at Tovashal. We have a fantastic team who collaborate and work well together. As soon as you step foot on our campus you can feel the positive energy in the air. As we transition to a more normal school year, we will be here to support you and your child during their time here at Tovashal.
This is my second year at Tovashal as a school counselor. 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. Before becoming a school counselor, 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 that suited my personality and skills in a better way. I worked for 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.
2020 was a big year for me! I got married to the love of my life. My wife is also a school counselor at Lisa J. Mails, 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!