Jeremy Stonebarger Named New Principal of Turtle Rock Elementary School


We are pleased to announce that Jeremy Stonebarger has been named as the new Principal of Turtle Rock Elementary School. Mr. Stonebarger currently serves as Principal at Valencia Elementary School in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. He was selected from a talented candidate pool in a competitive selection process that included staff and community input and participation. Mr. Stonebarger will officially make the transition to principal on July 1, 2017.

Mr. Stonebarger brings a student-centered learning approach to his work and is familiar with IUSD’s culture of excellence. He is committed to ensuring that all students learn to their maximum potential and to fostering innovation through collaboration with teachers, staff, students, and families.

Mr. Stonebarger is excited to serve at Turtle Rock and he will work closely with Mrs. Catabijan during this transition in leadership to successfully launch into the new school year in August. He looks forward to meeting with staff, students, and the parent community over the coming weeks.

“I’m excited to begin this new chapter at Turtle Rock Elementary School as we strive to provide innovative learning environments for our students,” said Mr. Stonebarger upon the news of his selection as principal.

A native of south Orange County, Mr. Stonebarger resides in Mission Viejo with his wife, Jennifer, and children, Hannah, 10, and Jackson, 8. Mr. Stonebarger loves watching his children play baseball and soccer.  His favorite family vacation spot is in Maui, Hawaii.

Please join IUSD in congratulating Mr. Stonebarger upon his selection as the next Principal at Turtle Rock.