Administrative Staff

Rosa Romero, Principal

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Good morning everyone, my name is Rosa A. Romero.  I am so proud and honored to be the Richland Junior High Principal.  Rest assure parents, community, students and staff that I am committed to working and making positive change.  I have 30+ years of experience.  25 years have been spent in Administration.  Some of my experiences include being a bilingual teacher, Summer School Coordinator, Migrant Resource Teacher, Title VII Coordinator, Assistant Principal, Director of Categorical Programs, Principal, Director of Curriculum of Instruction and Director of Family and Student Support Services.  All these wonderful experiences give me the leadership skills to serve as the Principal at Richland Junior High.  I look forward to meeting everyone and being a part of a great team.  See you soon!

Leonor Lopez, Assistant Principal
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Hello, my name is Leonor Lopez, and I am the very proud and humbled Assistant Principal of Richland Junior High. I am excited to begin my fourth year with our amazing students and staff.

I began working for RSD, at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year as an 8th grade Social Studies teacher. Prior to joining the RJH team, I worked with 9th - 12th grade “at-risk” youth for Kern County Superintendent of Schools. During my employment with KCSOS, I earned my Masters of Educational Administration in 2012 from California State Bakersfield, University after earning my Bachelors of Science in History from the same university in 2004.

My family and I grew up working all over the beautiful agricultural valley of San Joaquin. We lived in a small labor camp and eventually moved to Bakersfield.  My siblings and I worked hard in the fields and attended a wonderful migrant program that provided us with a language rich curriculum. Both experiences taught us that hard work and determination are key in reaching our goals.