Kelly Fresch

Kelly Fresch

Santa Barbara Education Foundation has elected Kelly Fresch to its Board of Directors as Santa Barbara Unified School District principal representative.

Fresch stepped into the role of principal at Adams Elementary School in 2017. She has dedicated her 24-year career in education to the progress and well-being of her students.

Prior to her recent position at Adams Elementary, Fresch was principal at Guin Foss and Benson elementary schools in the Tustin Unified School District.

Fresch holds a master of arts degree in educational leadership and administrative services credential from Azusa Pacific University. She received a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University Fullerton and BA in communication from San Diego State University.

Fresch has also served as a Big Sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation for eight years, as well as a board member for the Tustin Public Schools Foundation.

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation promotes private support of Santa Barbara’s public education system, serving some 15,000 students in 22 schools. For more information, visit

— Melissa Davenport for Santa Barbara Education Foundation.