Dear Los Alamitos Unified Community,
I am pleased to announce that Mr. Chris Vlasic has been selected as the Principal of Los Alamitos High School beginning July 1. Mr. Vlasic started his educational career in Santa Ana Unified as a secondary math teacher and boys basketball coach at both Valley High School and Godinez Fundamental High School. In 2010, he joined the Griffin family serving students and staff in a multitude of roles: math teacher, girls varsity basketball coach, athletic director, Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), and assistant principal. For the past five years, Mr. Vlasic has served as a Director supporting a variety of areas including safety, student services, educational services and human resources.
Mr. Vlasic is a collaborative leader with an immense amount of Griffin pride. He cares deeply about LAHS, the staff, families, and students and is committed to the success of every Griffin. Mr. Vlasic grew up in Garden Grove, graduating from Pacifica High School and earning All-State honors as a high school basketball player. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and helped the university win a National Championship as a member of their basketball team. He later received his Master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Education from National University.
Mr. Vlasic lives locally with his wife of 15 years, Maria, daughter Jocelyn (13), and son Brandon (11). Jocelyn and Brandon both attend McAuliffe Middle School and are looking forward to being future Griffins. In his free time, Mr. Vlasic enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, working out, and walking his golden retriever, Curry.
Mr. Vlasic will be formally recognized by the Board of Education as the new LAHS Principal on Tuesday, June 4, at 6:30 pm in the Board Room. We will schedule a Meet and Greet for the Griffin community prior to the start of the new school year.
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Vlasic as Principal of Los Alamitos High School.
This article was written by Superintendent Andrew Pulver, Ed.D, of the Los Alamitos Unified School District.