Mr. Gary Phillips

Mr. Gary Phillips- Merlo IET Principal

  • As the principal of Merlo, I work hand-in-hand with our stakeholders, students, families, teachers, District and community, to ensure that we fulfill our mission and vision to graduate self-sufficient, independent, and socially responsible adults, who will be productive and positive community leaders. Together, we will promote the diversity of our school community, ensure equity among our students, push for rigor within our classrooms.

    Merlo students are encouraged to:

    • Stay Connected and communicate with their teachers and Merlo staff
    • Attend all classes daily
    • Complete your assigned work and check Google Classroom and Gmail and a regular basis
    • Reach out for help if you needed assistance or have any questions 

    Follow Merlo on social media and check out our website regularly for new information.

    Please feel to contact me at any time by email at or at (209)933-7190.


    Gary D. Philips