David Sanchez is the Principal of the New Horizons High School campus which also includes the Banning Independent School, Banning Adult School, the Community Day school for K-5 students and the Opportunity Program for grades six through nine. Sanchez's experience includes being a special education teacher for five years, a middle school teacher history and science for 9 years and a high school biology teacher for 9 years; All at Banning Unified.
Driven by the meaningful words of Enlightenment and Student Engagement, Sanchez enjoys taking those words to the reality of watching students acknowledge their self-worth and happiness.
David Sanchez became a Beaumont USD Board of Trustee in 1999 and brings to the board the experience of being a teacher, a principal, and an advocate. Sanchez completed college at an early age and started teaching at 21. Sanchez is motivated to teach students but is especially driven to embrace special education programs so that all students seek education.
He obtained his Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies from National University, a science degree and teaching credentials from UC Riverside, and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis of Administration from National University.
In addition to serving the Beaumont Board of Trustees, Sanchez is a member of the Riverside County School Board Association and served as its president for four years. He is an active volunteer for Friday Night Life (FNL) in Beaumont. His involvement with local schools also includes serving numerous school sites councils, budget committees, and construction oversight committees. Sanchez has also served the following: Riverside Employer-Employee Partnership (a Vice President term), State Council for California Teachers Association, Negotiations Chair for Banning Teachers Association and has operated PACs for candidates.
As a family man, Sanchez has lived in Cherry Valley for over 25 years, raising his four children.