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Assistant Principal & Counselor

Meet our new Assistant Principal!

My name is Lorrah Hogue and I am excited to join the Del Rio team as the Assistant Principal.  I am an Oceanside resident and have two beautiful daughters attending El Camino High School this year.  I have been a proud educator in the Oceanside Unified School District for the last 20 years, serving 16 years teaching kindergarten through 4th grade, 3 years as a School Based Resource Teacher, and most recently as an Assistant Principal for 2 OUSD elementary schools.  I passionately believe in collaborating with students, staff, and families to help each member of our community to build upon their unique strengths, take risks, fail forward, and work to reach their goals. As each of us is a lifelong learner, we will work together to improve outcomes for our students.

Assistant Principal


Hello Viking Family! It is with great excitement that I introduce myself as the School Counselor this year for Del Rio and Nichols. I graduated from the University of San Diego with my Master's in Counseling along with my PPS credential (Go Toreros!). My previous counseling experience took place at a TK-8 charter school in Escondido as well as a high school in Poway. I have had the wonderful opportunity serving students of all ages and very different populations, but I know my heart and passion is at the elementary level! 

My hope with the addition of this position is to not only provide additional support and advocacy for our students, but to support and empower all staff and teachers as well. One of the most important things to me as a counselor is taking the time to build relationships not only with my students, but with you all as well. Together, I know we are able to achieve so much more for our students and community. I am honored and humbled to be a part of the Viking family.

In my spare time, I avidly following the NBA and am a huge basketball fan. I am guilty of being a huge coffee junkie and love spending time with my husband and my french bulldog Russell. I cannot wait to get to know all of you! It's going to be an AMAZING year! 

.Counselor- Nicole Vergara