Meet Our Principal
Mr. Greg Leland
Born and raised in Stockton, Mr. Leland graduated from Lincoln High School. He earned his Associate of Arts degree from San Joaquin Delta College before transferring to California State University, Stanislaus to complete his bachelor’s degree in Social Science. He then enrolled at the University of La Verne where he obtained his Master’s in School Counseling and, later, his Preliminary Administration Credential. He received his Clear Administration Credential from Chapman University.
Mr. Leland began his teaching career at Lathrop Elementary in 1985, teaching World History and English. He then had stints teaching at Manteca, East Union, and Sierra High School. From 2000-2011, he split his time at Sierra between teaching and his administrator duties as the Dean of Athletics. Mr. Leland served as Sierra’s Vice Principal from 2011-2016 before returning to the Lathrop community as Lathrop High’s Assistant Principal, and since 2017, the school’s Principal.
This year at Lathrop High, Mr. Leland has three areas of focus. He wants to connect and engage all students in their school in ways that help keep them focused on academics. He believes that engagement in school is critical to future success. He also aims to guarantee a viable curriculum for all students through common practice, vertical articulation between teachers, and professional learning communities. He will also ensure stronger interventions and support for emerging students as they work to achieve grade level standards.
Mr. Leland has been married to his wife, Debbie, since 1987. They have two children, who both graduated from Sierra High School. He and his wife love to travel, exercise and spend time with their family and friends.
“Everything I have ever done in education has had a student-first focus. If it’s not good for students, then we shouldn’t be doing it.”