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Jessica Gomez

Colton Joint Unified
Alice Birney Elementary

Jessica Gomez is currently the Proud Principal and Chief Storyteller of Alice Birney Elementary School in the Colton Joint Unified School District. She has 20 years of experience serving Title I communities, 11 of those as an elementary school principal.  She is a wife and mother of a middle school daughter and a high school son. She received her  Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Master's Degree from Claremont Graduate University (CGU). Jessica is the 2021 ACSA Region 12 Elementary Principal of the Year, is a Creative Leadership Solutions associate, serves on the Future Ready Schools® (FRS) Advisory Board for the principal strand, is a Fellow for the  National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Center for Women in Leadership, serves as a CUE Lead Learner sharing her passions and leadership work, and is one of the founding members of WeVideo’s Leadership Instructional Hub. 

Jessica is a leader that strives to have her passion and tenacity compel those in her presence to transform school cultures and climates. She is relentless in inspiring her students and staff to develop as leaders, be risk-takers, innovators, and champions in breaking down barriers of poverty and inequity. Jessica has a passion for creating a school culture where students and staff feel appreciated, loved and supported. No matter what our roles are in education, Jessica's hope is that she can inspire others to be the best they can be. She loves to read and is passionate about being a life-long learner. She believes in the power of being a connected educator by building Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) especially through the use of social media.  You can follow Jessica on Instagram and Twitter @mrsjessgomez and visit her blog at mrsjessicagomez.com.  

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