Kristen Gracia

Oak Knoll School, Menlo Park Public Schools

Kristen Gracia is the principal at Oak Knoll School in the heart of Silicon Valley. Under her leadership, hhe Oak Knoll staff prioritizes being intentional about teaching students three foundational values and what they believe is a recipe for success: mindset, compassion and service. Kristen has been an educator for 17 years, seven as a school administrator, and has evidence of the benefits and connection between social-emotional learning and academic success. Oak Knoll's mission is for every student to be an exemplary scholar, a valued friend and a courageous citizen.