Dr. Edward H. Brasmer
Dr. Edward H. Brasmer ranks as the longest serving principal at Manteca High. Brasmer - who was known as "Smiling Ed" by his colleagues and students - was principal from 1972 to 1993 after working as East Union High vice principal in 1971-72.
Prior to moving to Manteca, Brasmer worked in the Grant Union High School District from 1959 to 1971 as a teacher, counselor, and head counselor.
Brasmer is credited with pushing for higher academic standards and was instrumental in securing the new library facility at Manteca High that carries his name.
Brasmer authored numerous procedure books and articles on education as well as producing a video focusing on career choices. He also served as a lay minister and eucharistic minister at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Manteca.