HHS Introduction Video

Principal of the Year

Julie Zierold
Julie Zierold
Principal of the Year

From leading Heritage to becoming an AVID Demonstration School Program and winning multiple Models of Excellence awards to tweeting about the delivery of new piglets in their agricultural science program and introducing 3-D printing capabilities to students, Julie Zierold is a principal that is guiding her campus to new heights. Her leadership is also evidenced through collaboration via professional learning communities, integrating technology to improve student achievement and preparing students for success in the 21st century workforce. Julie’s colleagues describe her as “low-key, but persistent” and as the last to take credit for the tremendous successes of Heritage High School.

Classified Employee of the Year

Audrey Smith
Audrey Smith
Classified Employee of the Year

Described by colleagues as “the angel of Heritage High School”, Audrey Smith is a steady, inspiring force on students that may not realize her impact until they have graduated and successfully navigated their tumultuous teenage years. Audrey’s ability to help students consider their post-high school life—-regardless of their current life situation-—is a relationship-based example of focusing on college and career readiness. Audrey’s 35-year career in education has no end in sight as many more students are poised to benefit from her expertise in everything from coordinating college fairs and scholarship application workshops to creating a positive, encouraging environment for all students.

The mission of the Perris Union High School District is to provide quality educational programs and meaningful opportunities which encompass the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical aspects of all students within the district and which will enable them to become productive members of society.