Meet the Wildcat ADMIN TEAM

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 from 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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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.

Follow Dr. Ulloa on Twitter @DrCarlosUlloaJr or contact him culloa@eusd.org and 760.432.2452.

MR. Steve white

Assistant Principal

Mr. White is from Downey, CA. He attended A.L. Gauldin Elementary, East Middle School, and eventually Downey High. He later went on to college at CSU Long Beach for his bachelor's degree, Azusa Pacific for this Masters, and then to SDSU for his teaching credential courses.

As a second year Wildcat, Mr. White has had a very positive experience with some of the most respectful students he's had the pleasure of working with here in all of EUSD. He's enjoyed his first year here, and looks forward to continuing his future work here.

"We are on a Mission!" - Mr. White

Mr. White can be contacted at 760- 432- 2452 or at swhite@eusd.org.

Dr. Michele Einspar

Assistant Principal

Dr. Einspar lived in Illinois until she was 10 years old. She attended a couple different elementary schools including Stone School, Collins School and Sunset Hills. The move to San Diego found her attending middle school at Black Mountain and Mt. Carmel for high school. After getting her high school diploma, she went to UCSD, Thurgood Marshall College for her bachelor's and continued to pursue higher education, earning her credential at USD. After being a classroom teacher for a few years, she decided to get her Doctorate in Education at UCSD. Some of her work from her doctorate included publishing research on facilitation resilience for students facing poverty. She began the McKinney Vento Project SUCCESS program for our school district and was awarded a Golden Bell for the project. She recently wrote a grant to begin a theater program here at Mission.

In her personal life, she has also coached competitive soccer- taking teams to semi-finals, finals, and even a state cup win with one of her girl's teams. She has three kids, ages 8, 12, and 15 who are very smart and sweet, play sports like basketball and soccer, as well as participate in the performing arts.

Many years ago, Dr. E. taught at Mission. Coming back to Mission this year as an administrator has been a wonderful experience, and she feels that Mission is like home as it has one of the best school climates in Escondido.

"It's an honor to work with everyone here and serve Mission Students and Families."- Dr. E.

Follow Dr. E. on her twitter account @Lead2learnovate or via email at meinspar@eusd.org.

Link to Escondido Union School District Website