Three New Elementary School Principals
updated: Jul 09, 2014, 9:05 AM
Source: Barbara Keyani of Santa Barbara Unified School District
Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education approved three new elementary school principals
as last night's board meeting.
Jacqueline Mora, McKinley Elementary School
Dr. Mora comes to the district from San Francisco, where she has been serving as the principal of Sanchez
College Preparatory School. From 2009-2012 she served as the principal of John Marshall Elementary
School in Glendale. She has served as an assistant principal in the Glendale Unified School District and,
prior to that position, a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Dr. Mora's doctorate is from University of Southern California; master's degree in education, UCLA; and a
master's degree in education, UC Santa Barbara. She holds two bachelor's degrees, both from UC Santa
Barbara (one in Chicano studies and one in Spanish).
Dr. Jacqueline Mora
Veronica Binkley, Harding University Partnership School
Ms. Binkley has been serving as assistant principal at Juan Lagunas Soria School in Oxnard. She has worked
as the principal in charge at four elementary schools. She has served as an educational consultant at
multiple Oxnard elementary schools as well as at Harding University Partnership School.
Ms. Binkley has a master's degree in educational administration and a bachelor's in child development,
both degrees earned at California State University, Northridge.
Sierra Loughridge, Washington Elementary School
Currently serving as the district's child development and afterschool program coordinator, Sierra
Loughridge has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of the district's afterschool programs on
ten elementary campuses, as well as the ASES afterschool program at La Cumbre Junior High School. Ms.
Loughridge has served as an administrative intern to the principal at Canalino Elementary School in
Carpinteria; facilitated one-on-one writing tutor sessions at Santa Barbara City College; served as an
English and composition teacher at KIPP:STAR College Preparatory School in Harlem; and an English and
social studies teacher at Teach for America/Dr. Betty Shabazz Preparatory School in Brooklyn.
Ms. Loughridge attended Cal State Northridge, where she earned a master's in educational administration.
She also studied at Pace University in New York, where she received a master of science and teaching. She
has a bachelor's degree in English from UC Santa Barbara.
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