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Meet Your Principal

Mrs. Dominguez enjoying her time out on the BT playground!
Mrs. Tiffany Dominguez
Mrs. Dominguez is excited to be starting her first year within the Centralia School District as the principal of Buena Terra Elementary!  She comes to BT with 22 years of experience as a teacher, teacher on special assignment, assistant principal, and principal.  As an educator, Mrs. Dominguez has worked with students and families from a variety of backgrounds, and is passionate about creating an equitable learning environment that meets the individual needs of all students. 
Mrs. Dominguez received her bachelor's degree and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at California State University, Long Beach and earned a Masters degree in Educational Leadership as well as her Administrative Credential at California State University, Fullerton.
In 2013, Mrs. Dominguez was named Teacher of the Year for the Bellflower Unified School District and received an Honorary Service Award from the Thomas Jefferson Elementary PTA in 2015 in recognition for her dedication to students.  In addition, Mrs. Dominguez was named Elementary Principal of the Year in 2021 by Region 14 of the Association of California School Administrators.  
As the proud principal of Buena Terra Elementary, Mrs. Dominguez is committed to providing consistent communication to families and in collaborating with staff to ensure that BT is a place where students are challenged academically, where their social emotional health is cared for, and where they are given the growth mindset tools necessary to persevere through challenges and to give their best each day.