From the Desk of the Assistant Principal
Mrs. Misti Larrick has been an assistant principal in Palmdale School District since the fall of 2015. She is currently the assistant principal at Tumbleweed Elementary School. She started her career in Palmdale School District in 1997 as a classroom teacher at Joshua Hills Elementary. Mrs. Larrick was a general education classroom teacher for eleven years and then became an Instructional Coach/Learning Support Teacher. She continued in that role for Palmdale School District for eight years. As a Learning Support Teacher she was able to work closely with adults in an effort to help teachers create highly effective professional learning communities, improve their instructional practice and become data-driven teams. Mrs. Larrick also created and presented numerous professional development opportunities for teachers and staff District-wide in a variety of curriculum and leadership areas. She understands the importance of building a strong collaborative and inclusive culture as an educational leader. Mrs. Larrick’s goal is to encourage teachers to be their very best, and to create powerful leadership teams at the school site that will be intentional in their work and passionate about the vision, mission, and strategic goals within the Palmdale Promise.
Mrs. Larrick earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (2015) from California State University Dominguez Hills and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1997) from Chapman University Orange, California. Mrs. Larrick grew up in the Antelope Valley and currently resides in Quartz Hill with her husband, Brian and son, Brock. She enjoys traveling with her family to different cities within the United States, and attending professional sporting events in each city. She also enjoys cooking, baking, and camping at the beach and mountains of California.