Meet the Principal

      Louis GanzlerLouis Ganzler

I am a life-long resident of Sonoma County. While this is my fourth year in the district, my family has been teaching at Rancho Cotate High School since 1985. Before becoming an administrator I taught Social Studies and English at Windsor High School. I have a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Rancho Cotate High School offers a wide variety of programs staffed by caring professionals who meet the diverse needs of all of our students. We offer twelve AP courses, and eight Career Technical Education pathways. We have programs to meet the social emotional needs of our students, peer mentoring, and multiple leadership opportunities. 

As principal, my four areas of focus are: 
Student Achievement
Student Culture
Professional Learning Communities 
Shared Leadership and Clear Communication

I am proud to be part of the Rancho team, and look forward to a meaningful and productive year.