Dr. Fausto Barragán
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.