Richland Elementary School

Proud Traditions and New Opportunities



Dear Richland families,
Words cannot express how excited I am to be returning to Richland Elementary School as your principal.  It is both a thrill and an honor to get to spend my days with such dedicated child-centered educators, wonderful support staff, supportive involved families, and enthusiastic eager children. I look forward to the continued success and the positive “growing” of our students. Thank you for letting me spend my days with your precious children.
Let me tell you a little about me personally. I was born in Wales, raised in Toronto, Canada, and have spent my teenage and adult life in Southern California. I graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and received my Teaching credential, Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, and Administrative credential from Cal State San Marcos.  I have been lucky enough to work for the San Marcos Unified School District as a teacher, Assistant Principal, and now as Principal!  I have been married for 26 years and have two children, Lauren who is 24 and Cameron, 20.  Both children attended Richland Elementary. I still live in the community so you can imagine my excitement to be returning to my neighborhood school! 
As your school administrator, please know that I will always take care of your children through the lens of a parent and teacher first! I truly believe our job as a school community is to not only educate the minds of our students butto educate their hearts as well.  My vision is to work as a coach and leader to guide our students toward academic success but not lose sight that we are growing the character of our children as well. 
 I am looking forward to getting to know each of you as well as your children aswe continue this journey together.  As we get to know each other, you will discover I am big on relationships and connections and will soon learn I am committed to only the very best of educationfor your students.  I would love to get a chance to get to meet you.  We are having a “Coffee Chat” after our first Flag Salute on Friday,  August 29th. Please stop by for an informal meet and greet to introduce ourselves, put names to faces, and have a little coffee and time together.  Again, I am so pleased to be at Richland and I anxiously await our future together!

Julie Barbara









Last Modified on June 26, 2014