Gulliver names Rachel Griffin new principal of Primary-Lower School

Gulliver names Rachel Griffin new principal of Primary-Lower School

Rachel Griffin
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After an extensive search, Gulliver Schools has announced that Rachel Griffin has been selected as the Primary School (PreK3-Sr.K) and Lower School (grades 1-4) principal.

Griffin most recently served as the head of Lower School for Léman Manhattan Preparatory School in New York.

Gulliver’s drive to attract talented and exceptional professionals will ensure it stays atop of its mission of providing superior, personalized education that will help each child realize the power of their potential. “I’m delighted that Rachel will serve as our new Primary and Lower School principal,” said Frank Steel, Gulliver head of school. “She is an accomplished educator who will further develop our youngest students into future-oriented, globally-minded citizens.

“Building on the critical foundation of Gulliver’s core values and principles, her leadership and vision will help push our students and faculty into new realms of 21st century learning,: he added.

Prior to joining Léman Manhattan, Griffin served as associate teacher, head teacher, and assistant head of lower school at The Chapin School in New York City. She earned a bachelor’s degree in French from College of the Holy Cross, a master’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from Bank Street College of Education, and a second master’s degree in private school leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University Teachers College.

Griffin has spent many summers overseas volunteering and assisting with educational efforts in Rwanda. She also has coached basketball and lacrosse at the high school level, and speaks fluent French. Her diverse background and devotion to learning are what have led up to her new role at Gulliver Schools.

“I feel fortunate to join the Gulliver community after more than 20 years in education,” Griffin said. “Gulliver’s diverse curriculum encourages and supports students to excel academically and to socially thrive. My work will focus on continuing to build and enhance our existing programs. As students develop their interests and strengths, they become independent thinkers with a passion for learning.”

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