• About the Principal:

    INoelle Barthel am honored to join the La Honda staff as the Principal for the 2017-18 school year. I have worked for the Lompoc Unified School District for 18 years, most recently as Assistant Principal of Lompoc Valley Middle School. I have also been an elementary teacher, Summer School Assistant Principal for the middle school/high schools, and Principal of ESY (Extended School Year).

    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 developing the whole child, through opportunities to engage in the arts, technology, science and math exploration, and music.
    I believe that the most effective approach to creating a successful school is through shared leadership-by empowered teachers, parents, community, staff, and students. Together we can create the vision and ensure that our students are provided with the most engaging and rigorous academic environment.

    When I’m not at school, you can find me reading books, cooking, or cheering on my three sons in sports. I also enjoy participating in water sports-whether it be surfing, paddle boarding, or wakeboarding.
    I look forward to a tremendous amount of growth and learning as we embark on another incredible school year at La Honda STEAM Academy!

    If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 742-2300 or email me at barthel.noelle@lusd.org.

    Mrs. Noelle Barthel