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Buena Terra Elementary School

Meet Buena Terra's new principal

Hello Buena Terra Families, 

I am honored to be your Buena Terra principal.  I am new to Centralia Elementary School District but not new to education.  I started my career in the Whittier City School District where I served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and administrator.  From Whittier City, I moved to La Canada Unified as a teacher and then Bellflower Unified as an assistant principal.  I also worked at Teacher Created Materials, an international educational publishing company in Huntington Beach.  Most recently, I worked as a K-12 principal at Eastside Christian School in Fullerton.  I am so excited to be back in public school and with elementary aged students. 

I have been married for 17 years.  My husband finished his credential right before the pandemic hit and he just completed his first year as a high school history teacher.  He works in Inglewood Unified School District.  I am an Orange County native.  We don’t have any biological children but we were foster parents to our nephew.  I can’t believe that he will be 24 in just a couple short weeks.  We have two dogs and three birds at home.  I say there is room for more, but my husband disagrees.  

Parents, I am eager to get to know you and your children.  Please know that I am always available to chat.  I will be holding a meet and greet on Friday, July 29th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Stop by for a cookie, some iced tea, and a chat.  I will be in the front of the school.  Please don’t forget to bring your children with you!  I value building relationships with parents, students, and staff.   

I am thrilled to be at Buena Terra School, a school known for strong community involvement, high academic achievement, and engaged students.  I look forward to continuing to build on this strong foundation. I am ready to begin working for and with you to make the 2022-2023 school year the best year yet! 


Bianca Marchese