For Immediate Release:
October 1, 2018
La Habra City School District Press Release
Ladera Palma Principal, Rosamaria Murillo Earns Doctorate Degree from Cal State Fullerton
La Habra, CA – Rosamaria Murillo, Principal at Ladera Palma School of the La Habra City School District graduated with a Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership at California State University Fullerton’s commencement ceremony, held on May 18, 2018.
Rosamaria Murillo was born and raised in Los Angeles and credits her bilingualism and biculturalism to her family. She received her B.A. from UC Berkeley in English and her M. Ed. and Administrative Credential from UCLA. Dr. Murillo has been a bilingual teacher, coordinator, Title VII TOSA, Math Coach and Assistant Principal in Los Angeles USD for 14 years. She then transitioned to principal in Big Bear USD and has been with the La Habra City School District for 11 years.
Of her future plans in education, Dr. Murillo said, "My work has always centered around children and the momentous task we undertake as educators to shape and form the social, emotional, and academic trajectories for our future citizens. By being able to undertake this amazing journey in Dual Immersion with the students, families and staff, I am supremely excited by all the possibilities our program can offer to transform education. We seek to contribute to a multi-lingual world that is more open-minded, has social justice at its core, and prepares our students for global citizenship. I am so humbled and proud to be part of this movement!"
About the La Habra City School District: The La Habra City School District (LHCSD) is located in the Northwestern part of Orange County, California. The nine schools in LHCSD serve approximately 5,000 students. LHCSD has seven elementary schools for students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade and two Middle Schools. In 2018, LHCSD completed a comprehensive reconfiguration of the school district. As a result, each school has an identified academic focus or magnet. Although the academic identity varies from school to school, each campus shares the same expectation for success, incorporating a variety of educational experiences, rigorous curriculum and instruction, and a focus on the whole child.