August 11, 2014

Dear Castle Rock Families,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year! My name is Dr. Resma Byrne and I am so excited to be the new principal for Castle Rock Elementary School. I have been in the realm of education for the past 19 years. I have worked in several school districts from Pasadena Unified, Ontario-Montclair, and most currently Corona-Norco Unified. Throughout my career, I have taught several grade levels, I have served as a teacher on special assignment and worked with various school programs and parent groups, and most currently, I was an assistant principal for one of the largest elementary schools in Southern California. We served almost 1,800 TK-6th grade students on a multi-track calendar.
I received my Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fullerton in 2012. I have a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from California State University, San Bernardino, a second Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and my Bachelor’s Degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies. As you can probably guess, I love learning and I truly believe that we are all life-long learners.
On a personal note, I have 2 children. My son is 15 years old, he is going to be a sophomore at Upland High School where we live and I also have a 3 year old daughter. They are my motivation and inspiration. Being a mother to my children has helped me understand that all children deserve respect and the opportunity to the best education we can provide, both in and out of the classroom.
I am thrilled to be part of Castle Rock Elementary and the Walnut Valley Unified family! If you see me around, please stop by and introduce yourself. I look forward to getting to know all of you and please know that my door is open. My main focus is putting kids first and I pride myself in being a visible part of the school and the community. I am looking forward to having a successful and productive school year!


Dr. Resma Byrne