Davine Jones is the new principal of Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Public Schools is pleased to announce that Davine Jones has accepted the position of Principal at Barranca Mesa Elementary School.“I am honored to become a part of the Barranca team,” Mrs. Jones said. “My passion is giving back what was given to me – the opportunity for all students to receive the highest quality education, in a positive learning environment,” said Mrs. Jones. “I believe in we not me, shared leadership, and the power of public education. It takes a village to raise a child.”
“Davine is an outstanding candidate for Barranca principal,” said Interim Supt. Jennifer Guy. “She has a great deal of energy and passion for children.”
Mrs. Jones is moving to the area from California. She comes to Barranca Mesa with excellent recommendations from her current school district. She has a wide range of experience in education with an expertise in special education and school leadership.
“I am certain she will be a great principal for the Barranca Mesa students, staff, and the Los Alamos community,” Interim Superintendent Guy added.
Jill Gonzales, former Topper Freshman Academy principal, will serve as acting principal until Mrs. Jones relocates to the area by the end of August.
Mrs. Jones has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology/Linguistics from the University of California at Berkeley. She earned a master’s degree in Special Education from California State University, San Bernardino. She has been an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, a principal/secondary program specialist for the Capistrano Unified School District, an assistant principal at Las Flores Middle School, and, most recently, principal of Palmyra Elementary School in the Orange Unified School District.
“I am looking forward to the upcoming school year,” said Interim Superintendent Guy. “We will introduce Mrs. Jones to the Barranca community at a meet and greet event soon