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Kraft, Paul
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About Mr. Kraft


May 2014,


Dear Del Obispo Elementary School students, parents, staff, and community,

My name is Paul Kraft and I am extremely excited to become the Del Obispo School principal beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.  I have heard many great things about our school, and I can’t wait to meet you all and learn more about the countless activities that make this school so unique.  Mr. Gruenewald has been very helpful and has been working with me to ensure that this upcoming school year will be successful for all of our students, staff, and families.

I am currently working as an instructional learning coach in the Cypress School District, which is approximately 35 minutes north of San Juan Capistrano.  I have been an educator for the past twenty years and enjoy helping students learn and achieve.  I also enjoy supporting teachers to ensure that they are able to provide the best education possible for our students.  I believe that every student has a great amount of potential, and our most important responsibility as educators is to help each student to succeed.

I am married and have two children, ages 17 and 24.  I live in Rossmoor, which is a small community about 35 miles to the north on the 405 freeway.  I enjoy exercising, reading, and following the local professional sports teams, especially the Anaheim Ducks and Angels.

Hopefully you’ll find that I am someone who is open to new ideas, likes to laugh, cares deeply about the education of every child, and is here to support the entire Del Obispo community as we move forward in the upcoming school year.





Paul Kraft
Principal, Del Obispo Elementary School