Dear Sabertooth Families,

My name is Gina Lutcher and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Russell Westbrook Why Not? High School. I am honored to have been selected to join the  LA Promise Fund family, which is known far and wide for its strong presence in our community, but more importantly, for its commitment to our children. Over the past 17 years, I have worked as a teacher, coach and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate. I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.

Not only am I excited to work with your children, but I look forward to working with you. I am a firm believer in the African proverb that states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In order for us to prepare your scholars for college and career success, we must work together as partners.

I am committed to providing our school community with education and experience that rivals those of more affluent communities. As a school leader, my goal is to help students recognize their potential and assist them in understanding their role in helping to create positive communities by providing quality education that is rooted in the belief, all can children can learn at high levels regardless of their zip code. I committed to proving to members of our community that they do not have to send their children outside of the community for a safe learning environment that prepares students for college and beyond.

I grew up 4miles from our current location and understand the needs of the community. I am committed to rolling up my sleeves and doing whatever it takes to ensure Russell Westbrook Why Not? High School 1is a thriving, effective, competitive, High School beyond the South Los Angeles borders.

Once again, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to your wonderful school community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. Please stop by to say hello.

Gina Lutcher

Principal, Russell Westbrook Why Not? High School