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Greeting from Dr. Andrea Kittelson

It is my great honor and privilege to serve as the new Principal of Walgrove. In the short time I have been at Walgrove, I can already see that this is a vibrant community replete with positive energy, artistic and entrepreneurial exuberance and big dreams. I am excited about all that we will together create!

 

To share a bit about myself, I have been an educator for close to 25 years, 21 as a teacher and four as an administrator. I have taught nearly all grades and subjects from bilingual kindergarten in East Oakland to Advanced Placement English Literature in Beverly Hills. As an administrator, I have served students at a charter span school in Carson and most recently the juvenile court schools for the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

My passions include creativity, rigor, experimentation, entrepreneurship and interdisciplinary project-based work where students dream, discover, craft and create and ultimately become all they are meant to become.

 

It is a joy to be immersed in a place where the arts and humanities play a role in unmasking the complexities of math and science and where students are cultivated to become skilled and confident leaders and collaborators.

 

I am thrilled to work in an environment where social-emotional growth is emphasized alongside academic prowess, recognizing that in addition to scholarship, students must build social skills and emotional intelligence in order to become truly great leaders poised to effect positive change in our ever-evolving global family.

 

With its Wildlands, Studio Lab, theater, edible garden, small burgeoning farm and myriad other offerings, I am convinced that Walgrove is the quintessential den of creativity and a truly unique place where children both flourish and are happy.

 

With great eagerness and enthusiasm, I look forward to working with all of you. If you have any questions, concerns, ideas or dreams, please share them with me. I would love to hear from you.

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