Mark Beebe - Principal

It is with great sincerity, humility and excitement that I have been appointed Principal of the finest high school in all of California. I have spent roughly 25 years in education at almost every level in secondary education.  I am a native of Fresno. I graduated from Fresno State, spent 16 years as an English Teacher, 18 years as a head boys’ basketball coach, and most recently was the Principal at Natomas High School in Sacramento.

I relish the opportunity to embark upon a dream of mine to be part of a leadership team of a unique school where the environment is student-focused, community embraced, academically driven and collaborative.  Although school accountability and student achievement is certainly the prime focus in the educational community, I firmly believe in the whole student as that applies to a rounded educational experience from an intellectual, physical, emotional, and co-curricular aspect of a student’s educational experience.

I believe in being an approachable leader who is willing to listen and be flexible while being firm in my convictions that all students want to learn, succeed, and be challenged. I have always enjoyed a strong and harmonious rapport with students, teachers, parents, community members, and other academic professionals. I believe in being a visible instructional leader whose work ethic, energy, enthusiasm and commitment to school culture and climate are primary in the scope and visions of an instructional leader.

I look forward to a lengthy tenure here at Chico High School and have made Chico my home.


Mark Beebe

Contact  Mark Beebe    891-3027 


Reg Govan - Assistant Principal

I feel honored to be an Assistant Principal at Chico High School. I have lived in Chico since 1981 when I started working on my Masters in Public Administration. I took a fast six-year separation from Chico to get married, get my teaching credential and start a family before coming back to stay. Since being back, I taught and served as an assistant principal at Gridley High School. In 1994, I became assistant principal at Paradise High School. Through friends on the Chico High staff, I learned about the progressive CHS student-centered programs. I have been a proud member of the Panther family since 2000. Go Panthers!

Contact Reg Govan, 891-3261

Brian Boyer Assistant Principal

It is a bit odd to think that I have been working in public education for nearly half my life, but that is the case.  After graduating from CSU Chico in 1983, I taught in Southern California.  In 1989 my wife and I moved back to Chico to raise our family. I was able to land a job at CHS as a Math teacher and continued in that role until 2004.  At that point I moved into administration.

I am committed to the progressive instructional programs available here at CHS and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the dedicated, enthusiastic, and caring students and staff which make up the CHS community. 

I count myself lucky to live in Chico and even luckier to work at Chico High.  I look forward to many continued years of service here at Chico High

Contact Brian Boyer     891-3030


Erica Sheridan

I am so blessed to be an Assistant Principal at Chico High. I first came to Chico as a college student at Chico State in 1989. After completing my degree, I taught in the Bay Area for seven years before my husband and I decided to return in 2001 and make Chico our home to raise our family. I have taught and been an administrator at the elementary level. I served six years as an assistant principal at the junior high and now I look forward to my new opportunity at the high school level. The Chico Panther community is warm and welcoming, with a top notch staff. I’m proud to represent the red and gold!

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