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Principal's Message

Dr. Carlos Ulloa
Principal

Dr. Carlos Ulloa is a grandfather, father, and the son of immigrants. In the early 1950s, his father migrated to the United States via San Salvador, El Salvador and his mother emigrated from Guadalajara, Mexico. Growing up, his father only spoke to him in English and his mother only spoke to him in Spanish. His parents valued bilingualism and biculturalism. 

Ulloa is also a proud product of Escondido public schools. He attended Escondido State Preschool, Central School, Orange Glen Elementary, and Hidden Valley Middle School and graduated from Orange Glen High School. Carlos credits the positive influence and the relentless commitment of his teachers and school community for inspiring him to return and serve the students, teachers, staff, and families of Escondido. 

Ulloa earned his Associate of Arts (A.A) in Early Childhood Education at Marymount College, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Studies with a Spanish Bilingual Emphasis from San Diego State University, a Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University and his Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership at the University of California, Los Angeles. Carlos also studied abroad at the University of Granada, Spain and the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. 

Dr. Ulloa began his journey as a public school educator in 1991. His experiences include being a k-6 teacher, Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura teacher, director of curriculum and instruction, elementary and middle school assistant principal and elementary school principal. Ulloa also served as a senior educational consultant, coaching principals and teachers in reading achievement Consortium on Reaching Excellence (CORE) from 2008 to 2013. 

In September of 2012, Ulloa was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown and called to serve a four- year term to the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC), an advisory board to the California State Board of Education. The IQC (http://www.ced.ca.gov/be/cc/cd) advises the State Board on all matters pertaining to curriculum, frameworks and assessment. 

Carlos Ulloa looks forward to being at Mission everyday, getting to know all students, staff and families. His continued goal is to work with all teachers to serve, lead, and inspire all students to reach his or her potential. 

You can follow Dr. Ulloa on Twitter @DrCarlosUlloaJr or contact him culloa@eusd.org and 760-432-2452.