Assistant Principal's Message



Dear Falcons,


I am looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year and feel extremely fortunate to be back here at Fulton as the assistant principal.  I cannot wait for us to be together again for a full year of in-person instruction! I have been a part of the Fountain Valley School district for many years, first as a teacher, and now as an administrator.  I treasure working with our community of remarkable students, families, and staff members. 


I believe that strong partnerships with home and community are an essential building block to academic excellence and ensuring the best possible middle school experience for our students. Students whose parents are involved in their schooling are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school.  I encourage parents to attend Back to School Night, sign up for School Loop, join our incredible PTA, and look for school updates via Parent Square and our monthly ASB calendars.  Remember that we are partners and here for one common interest, doing what is best for our students!


To the students: it is a great idea to get involved as much as possible during your time here.  Make the best of these three years.  Enjoy your experiences exploring electives, try out a club or a noon league sport with your homeroom, get involved in spirit weeks and ASB challenges, become a part of yearbook, cheer, tournament teams, or student council.  Above all else, remember that the adults on campus are here for you and that we want to help however possible.  Talk to your teachers and our staff members, stop by our school counselor’s office, or come visit me or Ms. Bains in the office.  I promise my door will always be open to you. 


On a personal note, I live in Ladera Ranch with my husband and two children, Madison and Casey.  My husband has been a part of education in SAUSD for almost 20 years.   Maddie, as we call her, attends one of our very own FVSD schools and Casey will be celebrating his first birthday this year.   When we aren’t at home, we are camping, cycling, enjoying a day at the beach, or spending time with our friends and family.  


I would love to meet all of you and personally welcome you to our Fulton family.   Please do not hesitate to stop by, say hello, and introduce yourself.  I am deeply committed to working with all of you, so please call upon me at any time with questions or concerns. 




Julie Gonzales