Meet the Principal

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Dear Graham School Families,

Welcome to a new school year! I am excited to work with all stakeholders to provide a wonderful school year for our students. I have a growth mindset and I am dedicated to being a lifelong learner. With your partnership, my goal is to provide an excellent education for our students in a safe learning environment with passionate teachers who are great role models for our students. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you better.

This is my 18th year in education. I am a graduate of UC Davis (Go Aggies!) with a bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and Communications. I earned my multiple subject teaching credential and my masters in education (my thesis focused on the academic achievement of gifted students vs. high achievers) at Saint Mary’s College of Moraga (Go Gaels!). My curiosity to work with gifted students also led me to earn a GATE credential. I recently graduated from the University of Southern California (Go Trojans!) in Organizational Leadership. My dissertation is on providing differentiated instruction and meeting the needs of all learners.

Before I came to Graham, I was a classroom teacher, master teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal. I have experience in both elementary and middle school. My most recent assignment was at Woodside School District as the elementary school principal.

As the instructional leader at Graham, I want to take an opportunity to collaborate with our teachers to provide meaningful lessons and to ensure that all students are being challenged. I want to help students to feel successful and challenge them accordingly.  I am passionate about building relationships with our community and excited to share my ideas and goals with our Graham team.

I look forward to a fantastic school year filled with making wonderful memories and developing lifelong learners. Please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here for you and your family. Go Bears!

Warmest Regards,

Dr. Lauren Petrea


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