Management Team

Patrick Chabot

District Superintendent
533-8510 ext 12
Mr. Chabot taught mathematics at Sonora High School for 14 years and has been an administrator for 8 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University, and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is married to his college sweetheart and has three daughters, all graduates of Sonora High School. Prior to teaching, he was a packaging engineer at Northrop Aircraft for 12 years.

Dana Vaccarezza

Chief Business Official
533-0423 ext 11

Ben Howell

Sonora High School Principal
532-5511 ext 111
Mr. Howell is a Sonora High School graduate, who returned to teach at his alma mater in 2007. Attending the University of Nevada Reno, and receiving a Bachelor of Arts in English and Language studies in 2004, he pursued a career in teaching shortly following the completion of his degree. Working at an inner-city school in Reno, Nevada for his first years in education, Ben worked to develop many different project based learning methods with his colleagues. In 2004, he moved to Hume Lake, California, to help start a rural charter school specializing in project based learning and field based instruction. Returning to Sonora in 2007, Ben taught freshmen and senior level English. Through his time in the English department he restructured and led the student newspaper (“The Wildcat”), coordinated the Senior Project, and helped to implement many different technology initiatives for the school. In 2012, Ben was hired as the Assistant Principal of Student Services, leading student activities for the school and interacting with the heart of student culture on the campus. He received his Masters Degree in Education Leadership and School Administration from California State University Stanislaus in 2013. Currently, Ben serves Sonora Union High School District as the Principal of Sonora High School and District Technology Curriculum leader.

Roy Morlan

Alternative Education Principal

Chet White

Director of Transportation
532-5511 ext 163

Gilbert Hammerbeck

Maintenance and Operations Manager
532-5511 ext 162

Gail Staggs

Food Service Manager
532-5511 ext 160