William R. Buckley Elementary

Principal

Mr. Matt Baxter

Phone: 788-6412

Email: matt.baxter@burtonschools.org

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Mr. Matt Baxter

Originally from Bellevue Washington, I moved to Bakersfield 16 years ago to follow my heart. I am happily married and have three energetic boys. I taught three years of Kindergarten in Washington, one year of 1st grade and three years of 5th grade for the Norris School District in Bakersfield California. I then moved into three years of school counseling for the district and six years as Dean of Students at Norris Middle School. After two wonderful years as principal at Veterans Elementary, I again followed my heart and moved my profession to Porterville to be closer to my family.

My formal education started at Washington State University where I earned my BA in Elementary Education and Multiple Subject teaching credential. I then furthered my education in Bakersfield where I received a Masters and PPS credential in School Counseling at University of LaVerne and my Administration credential from Fresno Pacific University.

Buckley Elementary is made up of an energized staff dedicated to the achievement and safety of every student who walks through our doors. Our goal is to meet the individual needs of each and every student and create a learning environment that is challenging and exciting.

I am blessed to have this opportunity to be the principal at Buckley Elementary and am truly excited for a great 2015-2016 school year.  

 

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Vice Principal

Mrs. Shelby Emerson

Phone: 788-6412

Email: semerson@burtonschools.org

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Mrs. Shelby Emerson

I am proud to say that I have been serving the Burton Community for almost 20 years now! Over these years, I have taught Kindergarten, First and Third grades. I am now loving my new role as a site Vice Principal. I love being able to work closely with all students and thier families. 

 

I am a Porterville native that has decided to continue to call Porterville my home.  I am happily married with two children, 12 and 17.  We love to travel and explore the world together.

 

I believe this is going to be the best year yet for our Buckley families!  I look forward to working with each of you to help make your family's school experience the best it can be.  

Site Secretary

Mrs. Rosa Hernandez

Phone: 788-6412

Email: rhernandez@burtonschools.org

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Mrs. Rosa Hernandez

Welcome to William R. Buckley Elementary School! My name is Rosa Hernandez and it is a true privilege to be the Secretary at this school. This is my 17th year with the Burton School District and I am happy to say that all of those years have been at Buckley Elementary School.

My husband, Andres, and I have been married for 25 blissful years. Together we have three wonderful boys, a 19 year old, 15 and 9. Our kids keep us very busy with all of their sports and activities! I am happily involved with various church activities. My legacy to my children is ALWAYS LOVE AND SERVE GOD AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AND NEVER LOSE FAITH!... I enjoy traveling with my family and creating memories. During my spare time I enjoy gardening, sewing, cooking and going to Zumba.

I am thankful to God for the opportunity to be a part of our students’ lives and their educational experiences at Buckley. I also appreciate the confidence that parents have given us entrusting their children under our care. It’s very rewarding to see our former students return to our school as teachers!

I look forward to serving all of the wonderful students and parents at WRB.
 
 

Site Clerk

Mrs. Daisy Bedolla

Phone: 788-6412

Email: Daisy.bedolla@burtonschools.org

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Mrs. Daisy Bedolla

I have been working at Buckley as the clerk since March of 2014.  I have worked in the Burton School District for about 4 years.

I grew up in Strathmore, CA. My spouse and I have been together for 8 years. We just welcomed our first child on April 19, 2016. He is the most happiest baby ever.  

 

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