Grauer Welcomes A New Board Member - Reggie Rowe
Julie Dunne, Chairperson of the Grauer Foundation for Education Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce the addition of Grauer Alumni Parent Reggie Rowe to the Board of Trustees. Reggie has extensive experience as a teacher and school administrator, and she is the mother of alumna Kelly Ann Rowe and spouse of photographer John Rowe.
To introduce herself, Reggie said, "I have always had an on-going passion for education, with an arch towards doing things in a more joyful and interesting way. In my fifth year of teaching, I got the chance to work in the beginning stages of technology in the classroom. My special education classroom also served as the new school computer lab with my fearless students figuring out what to do, teaching me and eventually acting as ambassadors for the rest of the school. This early experience eventually led to a district leadership position in Orange County, CA and later to SD County Office of Education to implement technology throughout all the schools. Recently visiting the Grauer campus, I am in awe of how efficiently and effectively teachers and students seamlessly use technology especially during this time of pandemic."
She continued, "My interests include gardening with roses for floral designs. During the blooming season, it is my pleasure to donate many bouquets to service and charity organizations in the community. My husband and son are photographers and documentary filmmakers introducing our family to unique places and meeting new people. My home life is very active with five family members, nine animals, and an Icelandic horse that I love to trail ride. My daughter is a proud graduate of The Grauer Class of 2011. She still relates stories about Expedition Trips and has fond memories of her teachers. Our family loves The Grauer School and I am very happy to have a chance to serve at such an extraordinary school."
In this week's column, Dr. Grauer asks his students to consider other way to measure their success instead of focusing routinely on their grades.
The Period 7 Theatre Arts class produced a Brown Bag showcase on February 10. Nadia L. '21 and Lourdes F. '22 performed the one-act dramatic play "Poof" by Lynn Nottage during lunch for an appreciative audience on the quad.
The final rounds of the annual Grauer School Spelling Bee took place on February 11, when 7th and 8th graders competed to decide who will qualify to represent Grauer at The San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee on March 17.
The Pre-Calculus class went to the beach on February 11 to evaluate their ability to write trigonometric equations from data found by observing the breaking waves. The students found the mathematics in something they love and appreciate... while having fun!
Thank you to all of our wonderful Grauer parents for their contributions to the Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon on February 12!
Courage is the unwritten core value that Grauer students are using to get through this pandemic. Dr. Grauer reflects that he never realized how courageous it is just to live life in joy, in smiles, in song, and in play.