P. Barrios was appointed to the Board of Trustees in August 2011 to fill a
vacancy for Trustee Area 7 (formerly District 3). During her short tenure,
Barrios has served the Board as both Clerk (2012) and President (2013). She currently represents the Board as chairperson of the Board Policy Committee and member of the Board Facilities Committee. She also represents the board on the Nominating Committee on School District Organization and the RSCCD Foundation.
Barrios began her career working exclusively in education. She served as a substitute teacher for the Orange County Department of Education working with students at the Orangewood
Children’s Home and the Orange County Juvenile Detention Center. Turning to
community outreach and communications, she began her consulting business
working for school districts across Southern California. She has handled high
profile crisis communications for San Diego City School District and served as
director of communications for the Compton Unified School District during its
reorganization in the 1990’s.
Barrios is the sole owner of Barrios & Associates (dba Communications LAB),
a full service marketing and communications agency located in south Orange
County. Communications LAB works with a diverse array of clients serving their
marketing, advertising, community outreach and strategic communications.
Barrios’ success as a communicator and trusted strategist is built upon 21 years of professional experience working with education, transportation,
tourism and infrastructure clients both public and private. Her professional
resume also includes previous positions as western regional marketing director for
Taylor Woodrow Homes, director of communications for HomeAid America, and
communications director for the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace
in Yorba Linda.
raised in the City of Orange, Barrios continues to reside in the neighborhood
where she grew up and is an active member of her local community. A dedicated
community volunteer, Barrios served as a parent member of the Legislative
Coalition, as well as the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Community
Advisory Committee in the Orange Unified School District. She has also served as
a past president of the YWCA Central Orange County. As a board member with the
YWCA, she championed the YWCA’s Beverly’s House program that provided housing
and educational opportunities for emancipated foster youth. Barrios currently
serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange Chamber of Commerce and the Community
Foundation of Orange Board of Directors.
President Barrios can be reached by email.
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