Administrative Staff

Janean Johnson,  Principal

Janean PictureMy name is Janean Johnson.  Upon completing high school, I attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  I graduated from Cal Poly in 1999 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Agriculture Science.  I student taught for the Linden High School District in their Agriculture Science Department prior to moving to Bakersfield.  I was hired, in 1999, by the Rosedale Union School District where I remained for 19 years.  I served as a classroom teacher in grades kindergarten, first, and fourth grades before becoming the Dean of Students.  I completed my Master’s Degree in Education Administration in 2007 at Cal State Bakersfield.

I am excited to become part of the Richland team!  My goal for this year is to have the opportunity to work closely with staff and to develop a rapport with them, to get to know each and every family at Redwood Elementary, establish a relationship with parents to better serve the individual educational needs of their child, and work together as a team!  My personal educational motto is “Every Student, Every Day, Whatever It Takes!”


Ivonne Hernandez,  Assistant Principal

Mrs. HernandezMy name is Ivonne Hernandez.  It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve as Assistant Principal of Redwood Elementary School.  This will mark my 15th year at Richland School District having had the pleasure to serve as a 5th and 2nd grade teacher, Academic Coach, Technology, Data, and Assessment TOSA, and now as Assistant Principal.  I graduated from CSU, Bakersfield with a BS in Business Administration and later returned to obtain my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. I earned my Master of Arts in STEM-Education and my Administrative Services Credential from Fresno Pacific University.  

It is my goal to work side by side with staff and get to know the students and families at Redwood Elementary.  My focus is to instill a love of learning in students, encourage them to be innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and inspired students who display kindness through their words and actions.  My motto is focused on helping students be better today than they were yesterday. In the words of Rita Pierson “Every child deserves a champion, an adult that will never give up on them,”