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Dear Governor’s Ranch Families,


Over the past month I have served as administrator on special assignment at GRE. During this time I’ve made a few discoveries about your school community. First, your students are kind, welcoming and full of life. I have enjoyed cultivating relationships with them and supporting their learning both behaviorally and academically. In addition, the staff is dedicated, hardworking and committed to your students’ achievement and development. I have found the parents whom I’ve worked with to be welcoming, caring and involved.


After almost 30 years in education, it has become abundantly clear to me school communities that effectively work together provide the greatest environment for students. I ask that all of us recognize the goodness within this incredible school community and work together to serve and support GRE students.


Parents, teachers, support staff, community members and the administration play a critical role in developing a positive, safe environment for students to learn and thrive. Through a close collaborative partnership, we can provide opportunities for all students to acquire the skills and knowledge to become productive future citizens in our changing world.


Teaching and learning have been a priority in my life and have served as the focus for my professional career. I have been a classroom teacher at multiple grade levels, a staff developer and principal. I have coached countless educators across the nation and abroad in critical and creative thinking and writing techniques.


I am honored to serve as your interim principal and I look forward to the journey we will take together completing this school year. In advance, thank you for your support and patience through the transition.



Valerie Braginetz

Interim Principal, Governor’s Ranch Elementary

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