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Principal's Message

Greetings Mustang Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  I am honored to serve the students, families and community as the principal of Santa Margarita School.  I look forward to partnering with you as we continue to navigate these ever-changing and uncertain times.  As the newest member of our school team, I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself.

I began my teaching career twenty-four years ago and have worked at both the school and district levels to provide instructional leadership, professional development, technical assistance and administrative support to a diverse population of student and adult learners throughout Riverside and San Diego counties.  Most recently, I served as an Elementary Principal in south San Diego and this will be my sixth year as a school administrator.  

I am a first generation college graduate with two sons currently attending college.  I earned a Bachelor of Psychology, a Master of Curriculum & Instruction, and a Master of Educational Leadership & Administration. I’m a member of the International Society of Technology in Education as well as the Association of California School Administrators. I’m also a proud USC Trojan and NFL alumni.  However, I think the most important thing to know about me professionally is that I love the work that I do!  I get immense pleasure from supporting the success of others, especially when it comes to student academic achievement and social-emotional growth.  As your principal, you can count on me to be communicative, approachable, supportive, student-centered, and committed to excellence.  

I'm excited to learn about your student(s) as we work together to ensure that all student(s) receive the highest quality education, in the most supportive environment possible. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me at We are better together and together we will make this a fabulous year!

Most sincerely,

Mrs. Richmond

Mrs. Richmond
Mrs. Richmond