Family Photo
 From Left to Right:
Dr. Antonio Gonzalez- Assistant Principal, 11th grade
Ms. Melissa Bako- Assistant Principal, 12th grade 
Mr. Jason Mitchell- Assistant Principal, Athletics 
Dr. Danny Kim- Principal 
Mr. Robert Liebentritt- Assistant Principal, 10th grade 
Mrs. Norma Berrellez- Assistant Principal, 9th grade
Mrs. Julie Stivers- Assistant Principal, Activities 

Dr. Kim

Dr. Danny Kim, Principal

This is Dr. Kim second year as the school’s Principal.  He looks forward to continuing Corona High’s “Tradition of Excellence.”  Dr. Kim comes to us most recently as the Principal of River Heights Intermediate School.  Prior to River Heights, Dr. Kim served as a teacher and Administrator at Walnut High School.  He received his Doctor of Education from the University of Southern California, where he conducted research around closing achievement gaps and educational inequities in hopes of creating opportunities for all students to persist through four-year post-secondary institutions.  In addition, Dr. Kim enjoys the learning and work involved in organizational and leadership development.  Dr. Kim loves to spend time with his wife Linda, and three daughters, Natalie (5 yrs.), Olivia (2 yrs.), and Penelope (3 months) an dis a die-hard Trojan, Laker, and Dodger fan.




Melissa Bako, Assistant Principal, 12th grade 

Ms. Bako is excited to start her second year at Corona High School.  She came to Corona from Jurupa Hills High School in the Fontana Unified School District in the Fall of 2012 where she served as an Athletic Director. Prior to becoming an administrator, Ms. Bako taught Language Arts, Algebra 1, US History, and World History in Special Education and History in the general education setting. In addition to her classroom experience, she has coached softball, girls basketball, and cheerleading.

A native of southeastern Michigan, Ms. Bako has a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus on learning disabilities from Madonna University.  She has also completed her Masters of Science in Education Administration from National University.


Dr. Antonio Gonzalez- Assistant Principal, 11th grade  

Dr. Gonzalez is excited to return to Corona-Norco after a 10-year absence. He is currently in his 14th year in education: ten as a high school math teacher and four as a high school administrator. In the previous three years in San Bernardino he supervised curriculum & instruction as well as professional development. He also has experience as an educational consultant, math coach, and university instructor. In 2010 he completed his doctoral studies at the University of Southern California where his research focused on allocating resources to maximize student performance.

Dr. Gonzalez enjoys spending time with his wife of 13 years, Sarah, their two boys Zane (10 years old) and Zackary (6 years old), and their seven family pets (3 dogs, 2 cats, one snake, and one hamster).

Born and raised in East Los Angeles, he is a long-time LA sports fan, especially the Kings and of course...the Trojans!"


Robert Liebentritt, Assistant Principal, 10th grade 

Mr. Liebentritt is in his sixth year at Corona High School.  Prior to returning to Corona High School he worked in the Pupil Services Division in the District Office.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time fishing, snowmobiling, and rafting in the mountains of Wyoming with his family.  He is proud to once again be a member of the Panther Family.



Mrs. Berrellez is now in her 9th year as an administrator at CHS. She has one daughter who teaches English in the same district.  Her spare time is spent visiting friends and relatives out of state, shopping, exercising, and walking her Schnauzer.  She is very glad to be part of the Panther family.


Julie Stivers, Assistant Principal, Activities

Mrs. Stivers is ecstatic to begin her eighth year at Corona High School and fifteenth year in CNUSD.  Prior to her position at Corona High School, she taught Language Arts, ELD and Spanish and served as department chair.  In addition to teaching, she advised several clubs and coached both boys and girls tennis.  In her free time, Mrs. Stivers enjoys snowboarding, mountain bikinghiking and traveling.  She is an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan and frequently travels back to the Windy City to visit family and support her home teams.  She is happy to be a part of the Panther Family.



Jason Mitchell, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director

Mr. Mitchell is excited to begin his first year as AssistantPrincipal/Athletic Director after 7 years as a History and PE teacher here atCorona High.   Mr. Mitchell is a RegisteredAthletic Administrator and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in PublicAdministration with an emphasis in Political Science from San Jose StateUniversity, where he played football on scholarship and a Masters degree incross-cultural education from National University.  In addition to teaching, he has coachedfootball, baseball and basketball.  Mr.Mitchell enjoys spending time with his family; Wife, Julie and future Panthers,James (13) and Jacob (12).

Last Modified on March 12, 2014