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 25 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 as we 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 education for your students.  I would love to get a chance to get to meet you.  We are having our second “Coffee Chat” on Friday,  November 7th in the cafeteria.  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 October 27, 2014