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Dear Young Families 

It is with great pleasure and excitement I introduce myself as the Principal of Janet L. Young Elementary School. I look forward to embarking on this wonderful journey with this amazing community who have, in just a brief timeexhibited their commitment to our students and their development in Mind, Body and Spirit. 

As we begin the 2023-24 school year, I will be entering my 15th year as an educator. I have spent the last four years serving the Clovis East area as Guidance Instruction Specialist and Learning Director at the Reagan Educational Center and Fancher Creek Elementary School. In addition to serving as an administrator in Clovis Unified School District, I served as a teacher for eleven years in a neighboring school district. I would also like to say that I am a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. I am so happy to be a part of a school who has a Jet as their mascot which demonstrates our appreciation for the sacrifice the U.troops and U.pilots make every day to ensure our families can enjoy a high level of education that we are committed to provide.  

I am grateful to be a part of the Clovis Unified School District as an educator and a proud parent.  This district continues to do what is best for our students and to ensure they are prepared for the world. My wonderful wife, Lisa, and I have two sons, one who attends Clark Intermediate School and the other who is a Cedarwood Hawk.  

As the Principal, I will work hard to continue the legacy set forth by Dr. YoungMrs. Gibson and those who have built this school from the ground up and continue to work alongside this community to provide our students with a first-class experience. I look forward to speaking with each of you and welcome your input because I genuinely believe we’re all in this together 



Ray Gamez 


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