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Schools - March 6, 2019

Laurel School's Creighton recognized out of field of 300 schools' principals

Laurel School Principal Linda Creighton has been honored by the Association of California School Administrators as recipient of the organization's regional Elementary Principal of the Year award.

Creighton won the award for Region 5, which encompasses San Mateo and San Francisco counties, according to a Feb. 28 email newsletter sent out by the Menlo Park City School District. She was chosen for the honor from among 300 principals in the region.

The top administrator at the K-2 Laurel School in Atherton since 2009, Creighton in 2016 saw her duties expanded to head the newly opened Laurel School Upper Campus (3-5) in Menlo Park.

"From overseeing the building and opening of Laurel's Upper Campus, to bringing Project Based Learning to both campuses as a unifying practice, to the expansion of the Spanish Immersion Program, Linda's thoughtful and steady leadership has allowed MPCSD to grow and serve its families better than ever," the newsletter states.

"Linda works tirelessly to ensure that Laurel School is indeed one of 'the best place[s] to spend your childhood.'"

Under Creighton's leadership, Laurel School won the 2014 California Distinguished School Award, a 2014 Kent Award, and a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School award.

The Association of California School Administrators, which is made up of public school leaders, will recognize Creighton and other award winners at a dinner on April 30.

— Angela Swartz


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