Veronica Binkley Joins Santa Barbara Education Foundation’s Board of Directors

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation recently elected Veronica Binkley to its Board of Directors as Santa Barbara Unified School District’s principal representative.

Binkley is the principal of the Harding University Partnership, which serves around 400 students and gains its name by its programmatic partnership with UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School of Education.

Before her recent position at Harding, Binkley was Assistant Principal at Juan Lagunas Soria Elementary School in Oxnard School District.

She holds a B.A. in Child Development and later in her career pursued an M.A. in Educational Administration from Cal State Northridge.

“I have witnessed life-changing moments that empower; like when a child learns to read, or when a child really understands how to use their voice and choice to own their learning.” According to Binkley, “These moments are pivotal and possible in all public schools.”

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation promotes private support of Santa Barbara’s public education system, serving over 14,500 students in 19 schools. For more information, visit

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