Christi Barrett, Ph.D.

Listen to Superintendent, Dr. Christi Barrett in the following podcast, Schools on the Front Lines with Carl Cohn.  

In 2016, Dr. Barrett became the first female Superintendent for the Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) which serves approximately 21,000 students in 28 schools. The district is one of the largest geographical districts in California, covering over 700 square miles including the communities of Hemet, Anza, Idyllwild, Aguanga, and Winchester.  

Dr. Barrett earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts in 2000 and her Masters in Special Education in 2003, both from the University of California, Riverside. In 2019, she completed her Doctoral program at Claremont Graduate University from the School of Educational Studies in the Urban Leadership program. Dr. Barrett has 19 years of educational experience and before her current role has served as both a regular and special education teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent.

As Superintendent, Dr. Barrett is actively involved in her community.  She serves as the Vice President of the Healthy Valley Foundation, a Board Member for the Western Science Center, and is a member of the Hemet Action Group. Dr. Barrett’s involvement in the community is driven by her belief that the important work of educating and supporting the youth of the community is not limited to the boundaries of the District, but it is imperative to the community’s overall success.

Dr. Barrett is a collaborative, innovative leader who has a strong background in instruction, human resources, district operations, and models of continuous improvement.  She has presented at several educational conferences in Southern California and has a close working relationship with the National Center for Systemic Improvement through WestEd and the National Institute for School Leadership. Recently, the Western Riverside Association of School Managers, a regional charter of Association of California School Administrators, recognized Dr. Barrett as the 2019 Superintendent of the Year.  

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