Eric Peterson

Teacher and Counselor
Vista Murrieta High School, Concordia University

Eric Peterson moved to Murrieta from San Diego in 2000. He studied Social Sciences and Mesoamerican studies at San Diego State University with an emphasis in teaching. While teaching at Sweetwater High School in National City, CA he was encouraged to explore his Interests and skills in school counseling landing a position at not yet opened Vista Murrieta High School in 2003. As a founding faculty member, he has contributed in building an award winning high school being named the most spirited high school in America three times. Eric has also coordinated and grown a successful dual enrollment program at VMHS serving over 400 students. Currently Eric is a School Counselor at VMHS, Adjunct Faculty Professor at Concordia University in Irvine, and a College Transitional Counseling Mentor at Mt. San Jacinto Community College. Eric enjoys outdoor recreation including rock climbing, backpacking, and mountain biking. A resident of Murrieta California, he is supported by his amazing family at home who are always behind his endeavors.