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Welcome to Ivy High School!

My name is Lauren Gardiner and I am honored to serve as the principal of Ivy High School.   I am fortunate to have served as a member of Fallbrook Union High School District for the past three years. Previously, I served Fallbrook Union High School as the Assistant Principal and Activities Director. I started my educational career as an English teacher in Capistrano Unified School District, where I also served as an administrator and Activities Director.  My journey took me to Columbus Ohio, where I married my husband, Jeff, and had two beautiful children.  During my time in Ohio, I served as an Assistant Principal at Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School, and then as the Supervisor of the Fort Hayes Career Center. Additionally, I am a proud graduate from San Diego State University with a BA  in English (emphasis in education) and received my Master in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fullerton. I am excited that my journey brought my family back to Southern California and I can't wait to continue to share my experience and passion for education to support the Fallbrook Community.

Ivy is an outstanding alternative education school that provides individualized opportunities to support student success. When our students leave Ivy, our hope is that they have found success and begin to find their desired path in life.  The Ivy is focused on building personal relationships that will empower all students to be successful in life.  We look forward to supporting your student's success. 

Go Tigers!


Lauren Gardiner
Principal-Ivy High School