Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
Welcome! I am Paul Marashian, and I am so thrilled and honored to be the principal of Herndon Barstow. After teaching at the elementary level for fifteen-plus years in a variety of districts (including Escondido, Carmel and Central) and starting my sixth year as an administrator, I am extremely excited to be the principal of Herndon Barstow. I have loved every minute I’ve spent at this special school, especially getting to know our students and their families, and working alongside the most incredible staff imaginable. I look forward to finally bringing our entire community together back on campus this school year.
My many life experiences including being a father to two amazing children, husband, and coach, all combined with my passion for education, helps me meet the diverse needs of our students and families. My goal is to help build on our school environment which is not only caring and accepting but also empowers each student with the ability to achieve their fullest potential. This is accomplished by many things including students feeling safe, respected, empowered, and having a positive view of school and learning.
Open communication is very important to me. Please feel free to reach out on the phone, via email, or when you see me on campus. We will make this an outstanding year by working together!