Lucia (Lucy) Bañuelos is Principal at ECHS. Previously, she serves as Assistant Principal of Student Services where she helped strengthen ECHS’ focus on school climate, college readiness and academic achievement. She has also served as Dean of Student Services where she was responsible for supervising the counseling department and overseeing the college readiness program

Lucy has been an invaluable leader at ECHS for 13 years. She first came to the ECHS team as a Para Educator, moving into College Prep 11 as a teacher, then transitioning to a Counselor. In 2015, she received her degrees in School Counseling and her PPS Credential from Loyola Marymount University.

Lucy’s commitment to ECHS students is aligned with her purpose. She believes that the work she and her peers do everyday is social justice-driven equity work. She is grateful to work alongside others who share her deep belief in the mission and purpose and together, they work to grow and support the amazing students at ECHS who then go onward and outward and create magic in our communities.

“We continue doing what we do best and continuously seek to improve ourselves. We wholeheartedly believe that every student can learn and be accepted into a four-year university and that belief leads our work.”