As the Principal of Cranberry Pines Elementary School, I am overwhelmed with excitement, wonder, and enthusiasm! This opportunity is the culmination of all of my hopes and dreams as an educator, and I truly cannot be more honored to call Cranberry Pines my home. I have only been here a short time, and I am incredibly impressed by the strong sense of community and friendship here. I feel like a part of the family and thank you for your warm welcome! 

    In my over 15 years in education, I have always held true to a few beliefs: children are our most precious natural resource and promise of a bright future. They are a gift and it is our honorable job to nurture them, fill them with praise, and relentlessly find ways to inspire them to flourish. This work is the most important work on the planet.  

    My mission as Principal of Cranberry Pines is to ensure that your children receive the best educational experiences possible during their time with us.  I look forward to taking care of your family this school year and building life-enriching relationships in the years to come. I promise that I will work to ensure your children feel tolerance, encouragement, praise, fairness, security, approval, acceptance, friendship, and love at Cranberry Pines, as if they are my own children.  

    Finally, I appreciate and ask for your support and positive encouragement as I work through the first few months of my journey here, getting to know staff, families, and of course, our children.  I am asking that you complete a brief Parent Survey (link emailed) to help me gather information about the school and community.  I have a simplified Student Survey that your children will have the opportunity to take as well.  I greatly value the opinions of my students and their families as we continue to make Cranberry Pines even more amazing.

    Here's to an awe-inspiring school year!

    Warm Regards,

    Kristin Groark


    Between Every Two Pines There is A Doorway to A New World


    Kristin Groark, Principal

    Cranberry Pines Elementary School