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Principal

Dr. Fausto Barragán

 
 

Biography

Dr. Barragán has been in education for 21 years.  His passion for teaching came from his good and bad experiences as a student.  There were several teachers who believed in him and inspired him to pursue a degree in education.  Dr. Barragán started his teaching career at the very school he attended as a child.  He had the honor of teaching with his former teachers who mentored him during his first years of teaching elementary school. 
 
Dr. Barragán completed his Bachelor's degree at Azusa Pacific University, two Master's degrees and a Doctor of Education degree from California State University, Fullerton.  He Holds a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential as well as a Administrative services Credential. 
 
Dr. Barragán has taught in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District as well as for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools as an Educational Specialist. His work as a principal started in the Los Angeles Unified School District where he was an elementary school principal for 4 years.  Dr. Barragán also served as a principal for the Oceanside Unified School District and had the honor of being a principal on the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton where he worked with military families.  He also worked as the principal on a campus with specialized programs for students with Intensive Behavioral Intervention needs as well as students with Autism.
 
Dr. Barragán works with parents to empower them to participate actively in the educational process.  Several of the parents that he has worked with in empowerment workshops have become involved in advocacy, parent education and trustees of school district Boards of Education. He worked with renowned speaker Consuelo Kickbush to provide parents with training through the Family Leadership Institute training. 
 
Dr. Barragán spends his spare time with his two kids and loves baking.  He also runs marathons and loves to travel to remote places to eat strange foods and learn about other cultures, 
 
Dr. Barragán is looking forward to his third year serving students, families and teachers at NSLA.
 
Education Breeds Confidence. Confidence Breeds Hope.  Hope Breeds Peace.
 

Dr. Elizabeth Chronister

Vice Principal

 

Biography

Elizabeth Chronister is looking forward to an incredible 2019-2020 school year!  She loves to inspire and encourage students at Norton to be the best they can be in and out of the classroom.
 
Mrs. Chronister was always very motivated academically. She attended Northwest University, went on to receive degrees from Washington State University, Heritage University, California State University, and La Sierra University. She moved to the state of California in 1994 to pursue her second Master's Degree and has lived here ever since.  
 
Dr. Chronister was prepared and propelled into this position because of her education and experience.  By teaching at both the elementary and high school level, she has a lot to offer. Dr. Chronister’s experience is vast in the area of education; she has been a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, a Literacy Trainer, a Consultant, a Program Specialist, and a School, and District Administrator.
 
Dr. Chronister completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Bilingual Education, two Master’s Degrees (one in Professional Development and one in Administration), and a Doctorate Degree in Leadership and Administration. Dr. Chronister also holds a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Cross-cultural Language & Academic Development (CLAD) certificate in English Learner/Bilingual Authorization as well as an Administrative Services Credential.
 
For years she had the excellent opportunity to be Vice-Principal at Yucaipa High School, Principal of Yucaipa Elementary School, Director of Education in Highland California, and Regional Director of Education Services, West covering the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Washington. Elizabeth is appreciative of all the knowledge she gained while at these positions. As she reflects on her experience, she realizes how blessed she has been to work with exceptional people.
 
Paul J. Meyer stated, “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.”  This rings true to Elizabeth’s life and has become her motto.
 
Dr. Chronister is looking forward to this new challenge and is extremely grateful for all the wonderful blessings this position brings.
 
Believing every child’s life is extraordinary!

Myrna Foster

Dean of Students

 
Biography
 
Myrna Foster is the Dean of Students at Norton Science Language Academy. Maiden name of Balmaceda, Myrna was born and raised in Ciudad Obregón Sonora, México. From a very young age, she realized she wanted to become an educator. Myrna inherited from her father the love and passion for education, students and their families, and the commitment to molding these young lives.
 
Myrna held her first teaching job in México at the age of 19.  She had just graduated as Executive Assistant at the time and worked as an English-Spanish grammar and shorthand teacher for 5 years at two different schools (CONALEP and Instituto Metopolitano).
 
She was then handed the opportunity to move to the United States where she received her Spanish Bachelors’ Degree at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills, her teaching credential and Master in Education from Azusa Pacific University, and her Master in Educational Administration from Cal State University, San Bernardino. Myrna has been in the classroom for 17 years and truly loved every minute of it.
 
About 10 years ago, she made the move to pursue her Administrative Credential and with the support of great mentors and friends, she was successful. Mrs. Foster has now been an Administrator for seven years, five of which have been here at Norton Science and Language Academy.
 
Helping others is my passion and the loves of my life are my two children.