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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.

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.