Joel Jory
Joel Jory is excited to start his second year as the Principal at Vandenberg Middle School after two years as Assistant Principal.  Mr. Jory is a Lompoc native who attended Vandenberg Middle School as a student and graduated from Cabrillo High School.  Mr. Jory earned his bachelor’s degree from Fresno State University in 1993.  He also earned his secondary teaching credential from National University in Fresno and a master’s degree in School Leadership from Cal Lutheran University in 2007.  Previously, Mr. Jory worked in Desert Sands Unified where he taught middle school math and physical education for three years.  Mr. Jory has spent the last 16 years at Cabrillo High School as a math teacher, water polo coach and swim coach.    In his first year at Vandenberg Middle School, Mr. Jory hopes to support the staff, students and the VMS community as we all strive to learn and grow towards excellence together.
During his free time, Mr. Jory enjoys golfing, traveling and reading as well as camping with his wife, Brianne and their children Hayden and Tobyn and the family Boston Terrier Zemma Blu. 
 
Mr. Jory can be reached by phone at 742-2700 or email at  jory.joel@lusd.org
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