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Jessica Gomez

Colton JUSD
Principal, Alice Birney Elementary,
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 21 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 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, 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, mentors aspiring administrators in the NAESP Aspiring Principals Academy, is an educational consultant for Creative Leadership Solutions and a national presenter, sharing her leadership passion and work across the country. 


Jessica is a leader that strives to have her leadership 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 is driven by her calling to help create school cultures 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. Through the use of social media, being a connected educator has offered her the opportunity to build incredibly strong Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) that have encouraged her to become the best version of herself.. You can follow Jessica on Instagram and Twitter @mrsjessgomez and visit her blog at mrsjessicagomez.com.

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