• Meet Our Principal

    Mr. Frank Gonzales

    Principal Frank Gonzales at MHS's graduationWhile he graduated as an East Union Lancer in 1987, Frank is now the proud principal of Manteca High School. At MHS, he leads a staff who are committed to doing everything possible for their students to learn at high levels every day.

    After transferring from San Joaquin Delta College, Frank obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History from California State University, Stanislaus. He received his teacher’s credential from National University in 1994 and his Master of Education from the University of La Verne in 1999. He later returned to National University where he earned his Tier 2 degree.

    Before moving onto the high school level, Frank began his teaching career at Neil Hafley Elementary. He then taught at both his alma mater East Union High School and Sierra High School. He was the Dean of Students at Manteca High School for several years before serving as Weston Ranch’s Assistant Principal. In 2011, Frank became Manteca High School’s principal.

    Frank’s educational philosophy is to have a positive approach to all students, parents/caregivers, and staff. He strives for all students, including those in English Learner and Special Education programs, to improve their skills and content knowledge to achieve grade level standards mastery. He continues to build a culture at MHS where all students have a safe and equitable learning environment by prioritizing student engagement and intervention, social emotional learning, and student achievement recognition.

    Frank has been married to Shannon, his high school sweetheart, for 29 years. Together, they have two adult daughters, Alexandra and Isabella. Frank enjoys spending time with his family and their two dogs: British bulldog Elsa Marie and bichon frise Zoe Michele.

    “I am committed to providing the best educational experiences for all students at Manteca High School. I strive for every student who attends MHS to be a positive and productive citizen in our community.”