Leann Iacuone, Principal
 Iacuone Dr. Iacuone graduated with a Bachelors of Science from the University of South Carolina where she also earned a minor in Athletic Training. She proceeded to Furman University where she was a graduate assistant and earned a Master of Arts in Education. Leann began working as a Certified Athletic Trainer and Science teacher in Laurens, South Carolina where she spent the next 13 years and earned her Doctorate of Philosophy from Clemson University in 2015. Dr. Iacuone became part of RUSD in 2013 when she joined John W. North High School as an Assistant Principal and then transitioned to serve as an Assistant Principal at Martin Luther King High School in 2017. In 2021, Leann moved to Instructional Services where she served as the Assistant Principal of College and Career Readiness. Leann excels in developing and implementing academic programs to create optimal learning environments and educational opportunities for students. She is deeply committed to the mission of educational equity and has a clear understanding of the importance of preparing students for college, career, and overall readiness of the world. Dr. Iacuone is thrilled to return to her MLKHS Family as Principal.

Leann Iacuone 
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Lisa Steklof, Principal's Secretary
[email protected], ext 62201

  Alyssa Abdel-Messih, Assistant Principal (Student Support Services 11-12)
Ms. Abdel began her career in education as an Athletic Trainer at Tustin High School after finishing her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training at Chapman University. In her 6 years at Tustin she found her true passion for education and her love of being part of a high school campus. Ms. Abdel went back to Chapman University to receive her teaching credential in Biological Sciences along with a Master of Arts in Teaching. Her qualifications brought her outside of Orange County and into Riverside County as she accepted a job as a science teacher and athletic trainer in Lake Elsinore. During her second year of teaching she also received her Career Technical Education (CTE) credential. In her five years at Lakeside, Ms. Abdel created the Sports Medicine Pathway to which her first graduating class of completers graduated in 2023. The CTE Sports Medicine Pathway was always a dream of Ms. Abdel's and is by far her greatest accomplishment. While at Lakeside, Ms. Abdel engaged in multiple leadership opportunities including department chair for both science and CTE and administrative designee. During this time, she also enrolled in Concordia to receive her Administrative Services Credential and a second Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership. Building relationships founded upon mutual respect with students, staff, and parents is what Ms. Abdel is most passionate about and she looks forward to building these relationships at Martin Luther King High School. She is incredibly excited to be part of the wolf pack! Go Wolves!
Alyssa Abdel-Messih
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Lena Ochoa, Assistant Principal's Secretary
[email protected], ext.62207

  Amanda Chann, Assistant Principal (Athletics)
Mrs. Chann is a twenty-seven year educator, who has held numerous roles during her tenure. She is a 1996 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University where she double majored in English and education while participation in Division II cross country and track. She began her career at Rubidoux High School in 1996 as an English teacher and cross country/track coach and later served RHS as the athletic director, later becoming the activities director as well. In 2006, with high school athletics as her passion, Mrs. Chann earned her Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology with emphasis in Sport Management from California Baptist University. Mrs. Chann was the assistant principal over athletics and activities at Redlands East Valley High School before coming to Martin Luther King High School in 2016 to be the assistant principal of attendance, activities and testing. For the past four years she served the Orangecrest community as the principal at Amelia Earhart Middle School, and is looking forward to continuing her relationships with this great community back at MLKHS in her newest role. She believes high school is the gateway to a successful future for all students; and MLKHS is just the place to open those doors! She is excited about being back at a school which strives to provide a healthy, productive, challenging and inviting experience for all students, staff and community members. She is the mother of Dathan, a 2019 Martin Luther King High School graduate & varsity athlete, and the wife of Dr. Keith Chann, assistant principal of athletics at Temescal Canyon High School.

Amanda Chann
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Bernadette Ramirez, Assistant Principal's Secretary
[email protected], ext 62214

  Larry Harris, Assistant Principal (Student Support Services Grades 9-10) 
Mr. Harris

Prior to becoming an Assistant Principal at Martin Luther King High School, Mr. Harris taught Spanish for 7 years at San Bernardino High School. Mr. Harris served as a Link Crew Coordinator, a BSU advisor, and a Climate and Culture advisor. Mr. Harris has educated and mentored several hundred at risk students. In 2004, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from California State University, San Bernardino, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. He then went on to earn his Master's in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino in 2009. Mr. Harris and his wife, Blanca, have 3 children. Mr. Harris is passionate about education and is excited to be a part of the ML King High School team.

Larry Harris
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Jerelyn Flores, Assistant Principal's Secretary
[email protected], ext 62212

  Cherilynne Hollowell, Assistant Principal (Attendance and Testing) 


Dr. Hollowell has served in several capacities during her eighteen-year educational career. Her professional career, however, did not start in education. After earning her Associate of Arts degree in Police Science from Fullerton College, Dr. Hollowell went on to attend Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, where she double majored in history and political science and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Dr. Hollowell has been a residential counselor, transition manager, and the hiring and training manager of a 156-bed group home. Immediately prior to becoming a full-time teacher, Dr. Hollowell worked as an Avon District Sales Manager. FINALLY, recognizing that her true calling was to be an educator, she enrolled at and received her teaching credential from California State University, Fullerton. Later, Dr. Hollowell went on to receive her Master of Arts degree in History from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and her Doctorate of Education degree from Brandman University (part of the Chapman University System) in Organizational Leadership where her dissertation focused on Culturally Responsive School Leadership. She began her teaching career as a History-Social Science teacher at John W. North High School (JWNHS). While at JWNHS, Dr. Hollowell served in numerous roles including Mock Trial teacher coach, BSU mentor coordinator, Attendance TOSA, AVID Site Team members, and co-department chair. Dr. Hollowell taught a variety of courses including AP U.S. History for 11 years, U.S. History in both the Education and Human Services and the Global Business and Information Technology Academies, AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, World History, and 10th - and 11th-grade AVID Elective classes - to name a few. For the past two years, she has proudly and wholly served the staff, students, and families as the Assistant Principal at Sierra Middle School. Dr. Hollowell currently serves as a dissertation committee member and adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts Global and as an adjunct professor at California Baptist University. Dr. Hollowell and her husband, Eric, are parents to three adult children and grandparents to one precious little boy. She is extremely excited to join the Martin Luther High School family!

Cherilynne Hollowell
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Alejandra Guzman, Assistant Principal's Secretary
[email protected], ext62208

  Tami Krueger, Activities Director 
Tami Krueger, ASB Director

Mrs. Krueger graduated in 1984 from California State University Fullerton and immediately began her teaching career at Arlington High School. She taught Physical Education, Dance, and coached the Dance Team during her time as a lion. In her fifteen years at Arlington, she helped choreograph NFL football half-time shows and the Olympic opening ceremonies then in the summer she would travel to Sendai, Japan where she taught dance for five years. In 1987 she was named the Activities Director at Arlington where she remained until 1999 when she was hired as King's first Activities Director. In 2005 she stepped away from teaching and enjoyed raising her own children. Eight years ago, she once again returned to King High as the Activities Director. She lives with her husband and has five children. Four of her kids, Kaylee, Deantre, and Carl, all graduated from Arizona State University. Her youngest Kassie, played basketball for and graduated from California State University Los Angeles. In addition she has three grandchildren.
Tami Krueger
[email protected], ext 62104 
Belinda Balsells, ASB Bookkeeper
[email protected], ext 62264

  David Waldram, Assistant Principal (Curriculum and Instruction) 
Mr. Waldram

Mr. Waldram began his career in K-12 education in 2007 teaching various courses in history, video production, and Model United Nations. In 2015, Mr. Waldram started as an administrator in the Riverside Unified School District where he currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Martin Luther King High School. Mr. Waldram received both his Bachelor's in Film and TV Production and his Master's in Teaching from Chapman University. Go Panthers! In his spare time, Mr. Waldram enjoys coaching MUN teams, creating film/media projects, and actively serving in his church and community. Mr. Waldram and his amazing wife Kendra have four wonderful children. Mr. Waldram loves working with the terrific students, staff, and community at Martin Luther King High School. Go wolves!

David Waldram
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Gina Eldred, Assistant Principal's Secretary
[email protected], ext 62209

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