The Mayfair community welcomes Mrs. Julie Denmion, who came to Mayfair as our new assistant principal in December. Mrs. Denmion has been in education for more than 26 years. She is new to Bellflower Unified School District after previously working for Long Beach Unified School District for 25 years. She is currently a lecturer at California State University, Long Beach, and has been a lecturer for 19 years. She works in the college of education assisting teachers in the teaching credential program.
Over the years, Mrs. Denmion has been to many colleges for her education. She got her bachelor's degree in science and social work at California State University, Long Beach. She earned her master's degree in education from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She got her administrative credentials 5 years ago from San Diego State University. She served as a nonpublic school administrator for Long Beach Unified, where she helped kids with disabilities because of their need for a high level of support that was needed. She says she came to Mayfair because she “knew a lot about Mayfair since [her] kids played sports from Long Beach against Mayfair and they had friends from Mayfair, [she] knew about Mayfair’s reputation about being a really good school”.
Some of Mrs. Denmion’s hobbies are playing with her new puppy, going hiking with her kids, as well as spending time with her family. She also loves supporting student-athletes whether by attending their games or by providing them with help in school.
Mrs. Denmion mentions that Mayfair's biggest strengths are the strong community of teachers, students, parents, and community liaisons. “It is remarkable to see, given all that everyone went through, how strong the Mayfair community is to stand during a hard time during the pandemic and the big shift for everyone,” she said. “Mayfair’s community is a powerful group of people that love kids and want what’s best for them and I feel very excited and I love being a part of that.”
“If there were any weaknesses or negatives that Mayfair had it would not be the school itself but the times we are in right now,” she added. “It is a time where we really have to extend grace to each other, look out for each other, be compassionate, be sensitive, and just stay strong.”
Mrs. Denmion is a proud educator, and emphasizes, “I love what I am doing here. When I look at my life, I am very proud of my family, and I am really proud of being an educator. I am glad that I spend half of my life doing that and I can’t think of anything else I would rather do.”