Administrative Staff

Frank Flores, Principal
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Principal Frank Flores comes to Richland with a background in teaching and administration.  Prior to joining Richland School District, Mr. Flores served as a Principal in McFarland. Before that he was an administrator and teacher in the Bakersfield City School District.  He taught at Washington Middle School and Mt. Vernon Performing Arts Magnet School in Bakersfield. He earned his teaching credential, masters degree in Educational Leadership, and administrative credential from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Mr. Flores believes in the power of human potential.  He believes in teamwork and community. He believes that all students can learn and achieve at high levels when meaningful relationships exist within their school and school-community.  Mr. Flores is a servant leader and will do what it takes to help his district, his school, his teachers, and ultimately his students achieve.

These beliefs will guide his connections with all students, families, and school staff.  Outside of school time Mr. Flores enjoys spending time with his wife and four boys.

Jennifer Painter, Assistant Principal

Jennifer PictureI am excited to become a part of the Richland School District and the community of Shafter. During the course of my career I have enjoyed partnering with parents, staff, and community in pursuit of excellence for students.  I started my career in education teaching in a small community school before moving to Bakersfield City School District where I had the opportunity to serve in numerous capacities before becoming an administrator.  I worked as a Dean of Students, Vice Principal, and Principal before taking some time off to focus on my family.  During my hiatus from administration I worked as a University Supervisor for the University of La Verne preparing students to start their careers as teachers.  I am happy to be returning to a small community and working at Sequoia Elementary School.  My husband and I have been married for 20 years, and he is my biggest supporter!  We have a 13 year old son, who is everyone’s friend, caring, has an incredible heart for people, and a passion for life.  We enjoy spending time together, making each other laugh, traveling, and dining out at our favorite restaurants