Harambee Elementary Principal's Message

Welcome to Harambee!  I am proud to introduce you to an amazing school community. At Harambee, we all learn something new every day – even the principal! Harambee is a year-round school committed to creating a community of learners whose achievement and well-being are enhanced by diversity. We connect students with the environment and with each other. Students are challenged to look outward to the world around them - widening their perspectives through connections with others, their environment, and their communities. We respect all contributions, challenge each other to stretch, expect excellence, and support each other in times of need.

Each of us - students, teachers, families - makes an important contribution to the success of our community. While Harambee may be your child’s second home, you are your child’s first teacher. I am eager to partner with you in your child’s education.

As your principal I strive to:

  • Communicate and promote the school's vision and mission.
  • Stay focused on the learning needs of all students.
  • Expect excellence.
  • Recognize and celebrate growth and achievement.
  • Create a safe, positive, and supportive learning environment.
  • Listen and learn from all perspectives.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns. I would love to hear from you!  I can be reached at 651-379-2501 or kathy.griebel@isd623.org.

In partnership,
Kathy Griebel
Harambee Principal