• It is my great honor to be the new principal of Theodore Judah Elementary school. Theodore Judah is known as a vibrant learning community with a strong and dedicated staff.  I am looking forward to being a part of this team.

    A little about myself: I started teaching at a private high school in Baltimore county, MD, where I also taught computer science to middle school students from the inner city of Baltimore. I took some time to raise my two boys and now have enjoyed a 20 year career with FCUSD.  I started as a teacher of the "Mommy-and-Me" class for toddlers when my youngest son was a toddler himself.  Then I taught the parent co-op preschool,  teaching the class the first year Empire Oaks opened.  I went on to teach third grade there.  After five years, I became the district Lead Teacher for K-8 math and science.  After several years I also took on the GATE program and worked closely with principals Canen Peterson and Angi Carlomagno to open the Academies at Theodore Judah and Mather Heights.  Finally, I became principal of Navigator Elementary School in Rancho Cordova and enjoyed six years as the leader there.

    Prior to being in education, I had a career in nonprofit management spending five years in Washington, D.C. and several years in San Jose.  I graduated summa cum laude from UC Berkeley a few million years ago and earned my masters in education from the University of La Verne.

    I have been married to Honesto Vargas for 27 years.  We have two terrific boys, Cal and Perry.  Cal graduated from the school of engineering at George Mason Univeristy and is a business analyst living in Washington, DC.  Perry just graduated from Barrett Honors College at ASU with degrees in astrophysics and mathematics.  He is on a internship at SpaceX with hopes of landing a permanent job there.

    In my free time I enjoy being active, walking, running, and hiking.  December, 2018, I ran the California Internation Marathon!  I do not consider myself a "runner" but I had that on my bucket list and figured I better get to it!  I also reading and speinding time with my friends.  I look forward to the pleasure of meeting you!


      Happy family   Running a marathon!   I love the great outdoors!

  • Carole B. Vargas
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