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School Administration

Kristen Ugrin, Principal
Kristen Ugrin has been an educator for 28 years.  Prior to coming to Tierra Linda, Kristen has been a teacher, Reading Specialist, program coordinator and principal in Millbrae and San Mateo.  Her focus is on instructional leadership, team building through collaboration and meeting the social, emotional and academic needs of all children with a focus on inclusion and belonging. Over the past year, Kristen has been working to develop the outdoor learning spaces and environmental literacy education at Tierra Linda and creating a safe, respectful learning environment for all students.
Charu Gulati, Assistant Principal
Charu has been a veteran middle school science educator and has served in various teacher leadership roles through her career that spans over 20 years.  Her domestic and international teaching experiences have ingrained in her an appreciation for social, cultural, and geographic diversity. She is passionate about empowering and elevating youth voices to foster positive change for our planet.  Charu is excited to step into the new role of assistant principalship and looks forward to working collaboratively and serving the San Carlos community.