Assistant Principals' Office

Lauren Gardiner 

 Lauren Gardiner is the new Assistant Principal for Fallbrook High School. Lauren graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in English (emphasis in education) and received her Master in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fullerton.  Lauren started her educational career as an English teacher in Capistrano Unified School District, where she also served as an administrator and Activities Director. Lauren's life took her to Columbus Ohio, where she got married and had two beautiful children.  During her years in Ohio, Lauren served as an assistant principal at Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School, and then as the Supervisor of the Fort Hayes Career Center.  Last year, Lauren joined the Fallbrook staff as our school's Activities Director and was promoted to Assistant Principal.  Lauren is excited that her journey has brought her back to Southern California and she can't wait to share her experience and passion for education to support the Fallbrook Community. 


Steve Martinez

10th & 11th Grade Assistant Principal 


I started my career at FHS in 2004. I have taught Freshmen my entire career, but over the past three years, I have worked with Juniors and Seniors in our IDS program. I have been a department chair, the Spirit House lead teacher, and the Restorative Practice TOSA.  As the AP, I will oversee 10th and 11th-grade students. I will bring my passion and enthusiasm to the position. I will continue to serve FHS with my core values and beliefs, which are, unconditional love, a servant’s heart, high expectations for everyone, and warriors' work ethic!