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Edward Trimis


Dear Students, Parents, and Community,



It is with great excitement I welcome you to Visual and Performing Arts High School at Legacy. I came to VAPA with 32 years of experience in LAUSD as a teacher, district administrator, assistant principal, and principal. I have served the communities of Berendo Middle School, Huntington Park High School, Polytechnic High School, Manual Arts High School, City of Angels School and Virtual Academy, and most recently, Verdugo Hills High School where we started a VAPA Magnet. You can find more specifics at


We have had a wonderful experience growing and developing our "hidden gem" in South Gate as we celebrate our 6-year anniversary this year! We had a banner year last year and have many plans in the works. I hope to see you at upcoming events,  home football games, parent events, shows, concerts, recitals, and more!


Please be sure to check our website regularly and utilize our social media platforms for updates (Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Please also call me at any time at 323-357-7531 (office) or 323-596-7531(hotline) or e-mail me at .



Take Care,


Dr. Edward Trimis


Dr. Trimis' Bio

Dr. Edward Trimis (BA, MA, EdD.) has held several teaching and administrative positions in Los Angeles at all levels and has been responsible for many reforms and innovative music and arts programs in schools featured in several newspapers and local and national journals, is an adjunct professor at USC, is a highly sought after presenter at local, state-wide, and national conferences, and frequently serves the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as a visiting team chair.


Trimis is proud member of the National Association for Music Education, LAUSD Senior High School Principals Organization (president), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Professional Musicians Local 47,  the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC), and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). You may find his complete bio at