Principal SCOTT WILD
Principal SCOTT WILD
Scott Wild, Principal
Mr. Scott Wild is excited to join the Pacific Trails Middle School staff to serve as Principal. Having lived in San Diego since 2002, Mr. Wild is originally from State College, PA. After graduating from Penn State University, Mr. Wild taught high school English and coached soccer prior to moving to San Diego. In San Diego, Scott served in the Poway Unified School District as an English teacher, ASB director, high school and middle school administrator. In these roles he focused on strong instructional practices, inclusive school culture, and fostering spaces in which all students and staff feel that their school is a home away from home. Away from work, Mr. Wild loves spending time with his family. His wife of fourteen years, Angela, runs her own company. Their children Avery and Dylan, along with their new puppy "Penny", make for a lively home. In addition, Mr. Wild is an avid runner, golfer, sports fan and is currently pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership at UCSD. Mr. Wild is humbled and grateful to lead Pacific Trails Middle School, and looks forward to partnering with students, parents and staff to serve each and every student as they learn and grow.
Vetha Pierce, Adminstrative Assistant to Principal
858.509.1000, ext. 4095
Kathryn Freeman, Assistant Principal
Ms. Freeman is excited to be here for her third year as Assistant Principal at Pacific Trails Middle School. Ms. Freeman grew up in Encinitas and attended SDUHSD schools. She went to UCDavis and after finishing school, Ms. Freeman returned to San Diego in 2007 where she worked at a veterinary teaching hospital and fell in love with teaching. She obtained her teaching credential from Cal State San Marcos in 2011 and began teaching 7th-grade science at Carmel Valley Middle School. In 2015, Ms. Freeman was given the opportunity to open Pacific Trails Middle School as one of the first science teachers on staff. In 2016, Ms. Freeman returned to Cal State San Marcos to get her Master’s in Educational Administration. Ms. Freeman is proud to serve the students and community of PTMS and looks forward to a great year!
Lisa Graciano, Administrative Assistant to Assistant Principal
858.509.1000, ext. 4601
Lisa Curry (A-Ne), Counselor
Carsen Murt (Ng-Z), Counselor
Ms. Murt is excited for another year as a member of the PTMS counseling team. Originally from Orange County, Ms. Murt moved to Kentucky after high school to attend Western Kentucky University and pursue a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Soon after graduating, she accepted a job teaching fourth grade in Oakland, California. She then returned to Southern California to obtain a masters degree in educational counseling and become a school counselor. She is looking forward to supporting her students and families and having a great school year!
Marielle Bravo-Saltzman, Counseling Secretary
858.509.1000, ext. 4606
858.509.1000, ext. 4609
858.509.1000, ext. 4605
fax - 858.509.1005