Barak D. Stanley, Ed.D.

Educator ~ Researcher ~ Leader

Education Philosophy

Barak D. Stanley believes that every student is capable of prospering, at all instructional levels, with proper encouragement and guidance from educators.  To reflect 21st-century learning, students should be immersed in a technology-infused learning environment that allows them to comprehend and master the Common Core State Standards.  It is the teacher’s job to ignite a passion and desire for learning, so that students can become life-long learners whom are college and career ready.  Barak believe that teachers, as leaders, must positively influence students, families, administrators, and fellow teaching staff towards a common goal of students’ social/emotional and academic success.


Barak D. Stanley received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in communications, as well as his multiple subject teaching credential from California State University, Fullerton.  He completed his Doctorate in Educational Technology at Boise State University. Barak's professional experiences have revolved around teaching elementary school students. He has been working in education for over fifteen years as a recreational leader, tutor, mentor, substitute teacher, full-time teacher, Categorical Resource Teacher, Summer Principal, and Vice Principal. 

Leadership Experience

Downey Unified School District (July 2021-Present)

Vice Principal, Price Elementary School (July 2023-Present)
Vice Principal, Gallatin Elementary School (July 2021-July 2023)

Downey Unified School District (Summers 2021, 2022, & 2023)

STEAMworks Principal, Unsworth Elementary School

Downey Unified School District (August 2019-August 2021)

Categorical Resource Teacher, Unsworth Elementary School

Teaching Experience

Downey Unified School District (August 2016-May 2019)

Elementary School Teacher, Rio Hondo Elementary School


STEAMworks, Downey Unified School District (June 2018-July 2018)

K/1st Grade School Teacher, Rio Hondo Elementary

Barstow Unified School District (August 2015-June 2016)

1st/2nd Grade School Teacher, Skyline North Elementary School

College for Kids, Mission Viejo, CA (June 2011-August 2015)

Lead Recreational Guide

Fullerton School District  (October 2013-June 2015)

Anaheim Union High School District                                     

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District

Substitute Teacher


Department of Communications, CSUF (January 2014-December 2014)

Graduate Teaching Assistant

America Reads and Counts, CSUF  (October 2010-May 2013)

Tutor/Teacher’s Aide


Kids Factory, Lake Forest, CA  (September 2007-August 2009)

Recreational Leader      

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