Administrative Staff

Luis Rodriguez, Principal

Luis PictureI am a Shafter High Graduate that attended CSUB. I graduated CSUB with a BS in Mathematics and an MA in Educational Administration. Soon after graduation from CSUB I taught 6th grade for 5 and a half years. I am currently starting my 16th year at Richland School District as the Principal of Redwood Elementary. Previous positions I've held at Richland School District are: Coordinator of Migrant Education, Coordinator of Educational Technology, Dean of Students for Richland Junior High, Assistant Principal of Richland Junior High, Coordinator of Student and Family Support Services, Assistant Principal of Sequoia Elementary and Principal of Sequoia Elementary.

I am extremely excited to be starting my 16th year at Richland School district as the Principal of Redwood Elementary and look forward to a year full of learning.

Janean Johnson, Assistant 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!”