Jacqueline Mora, alumna of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, has been appointed the principal of McKinley Elementary School in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Dr. Mora comes to the district from San Francisco, where she has been serving as the principal of Sanchez College Preparatory School.
From 2009-12, Mora served as the principal of John Marshall Elementary School in Glendale. She has served as an assistant principal in the Glendale Unified School District and, prior to that position, a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Dr. Mora earned a doctorate from USC, her master’s degree in education from UCLA and a master’s degree in education and her teaching credential from UC Santa Barbara's Teacher Education Program in 2002. She holds two bachelor’s degrees, both from UC Santa Barbara (one in Chicano studies and one in Spanish).