I am thrilled to become a part of the LVMS staff as the Assistant Principal for the 2016-17 school year. I have been in the Lompoc Unified School District for 18 years as an elementary teacher, Summer School Assistant Principal for the middle school/high schools, and Principal of ESY (Extended School Year). After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, I became an elementary teacher. In 2006, I earned my Preliminary Administrative Credential and most recently, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Brandman University.

I have pursued and held numerous leadership roles, at both the site and district level. I firmly believe that all students can succeed at high academic levels, and in the importance of the family/school connection. Besides academic growth for our students, one of my goals is building a positive school climate and fostering better staff/student relationships.This will be enhanced by the introduction of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) and restorative justice approaches at LVMS.

When I’m not at school, I love watching my three sons play sports, and participating in water sports-whether it be surfing, paddle boarding, or wakeboarding. You can also find me reading books, listening to music, and spending time with my family.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 742-2600 or email


 Noelle Barthel



Last Modified on October 21, 2016