Principal Brian Naughton

Principal Naughton is entering his 9th year at Monroe School.

Prior to joining Santa Barbara Unified, Principal Naughton held several other school administration positions. He was the Director of Professional Development at the Santa Barbara County Education Office, an Assistant Principal at San Marcos High School and Goleta Valley Junior High School. Principal Naughton was also a K-12 Charter School Principal in Santa Barbara County. 

Born in Queens, NYC and raised on the south Fork of Long Island, NY, Principal Naughton began his career in education in 1995 teaching elementary school in the Bronx, NYC. After completing his Masters degree in Elementary Education from Fordham University, he and his wife, Susie, moved to Oahu, HI where he taught at Momilani Elementary School for two years. Principal Naughton returned to the “mainland” in 1997 and was hired by the Goleta Union School District where he taught grades 3 - 6. Principal Naughton resides in Goleta where he and his wife have raised two children, Darby and Phoebe. When not at school or spending time with his family you can find Principal Naughton enjoying the ocean and the great outdoors. 

Favorite Mottos: 
“Take CHARGE!,” “Live and Let Live,” “Bring Out the Best in Others”

Favorite sports: 
Ice hockey, surfing

Favorite Hobbies:
Reading, traveling, walking and biking

Favorite Foods:
NY Pizza, apples, Rocky Road ice cream, Buffalo wings

Favorite Book:
"The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway

What he loves about Monroe School:
 “Monroe is like an extension of my family. Our students are amazing! Our families are awesome! Our staff is very caring and fully committed to seeing our students reach their potential.”