Mrs. Kathy Lorden
After graduating from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio with my BA in English, I relocated to San Francisco and began working in community relations for a large nonprofit organization. My educational career began three years later, after marrying a teacher and starting a family here in San Diego. I taught high school English for nine years before discovering the wonderful world of middle school. When I met my students on my first day at Coronado Middle School, I felt new life had been breathed into me. During my time at CMS, I earned my MA in Educational Administration at Point Loma Nazarene University and embarked upon my administrative career in 2007. I was a vice principal for eight years and am privileged to be the principal here at Grant.
On a personal note, I am blessed to spend my leisure time with a remarkable man to whom I have been married more than 30 years. David is a fellow educator and has been my mentor, encourager, and friend. We have two adult children.
I am dedicated to giving all children at Grant the opportunity to develop their skills, utilize their talents, peak their curiosity, and contribute to the community in meaningful ways. As a school leader, I believe that it is our collective responsibility to improve student achievement and outcomes. I welcome and encourage parents/guardians to be actively involved and engaged in their students’ education. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or call the school office for an appointment as we partner together. I look forward to working with our school community to provide the highest quality education for all our students.