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    Principal Kathryn (Kit) Galloway  

    Greetings and thank you for visiting our website! 

    Maplewood is a very special place and I hope you are able to see that from our website. If there is something you can’t find here, please just reach out to me at kgalloway@pps.net and I will get right back to you. Please keep reading to learn a little bit about me and what drives my work at Maplewood. 

    I have held various teaching and administrative positions in my career. In my 18 years in education, I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade, and I have been an Assistant Principal. Almost half of my educational roles have been overseas in highly recognized American International schools (Shekou International School in China and Dubai American Academy),  and the other half have been in surrounding schools and districts in and near Portland (Estacada, West Linn, and Centennial). 

    I see myself as a life-long learner not only in exploring new places, and perspectives, but also in seeking ways to best support our schools, teachers, and students. The common thread woven through my work is my deep belief that all children can be successful, and that I have the responsibility to work with teachers and families to discover how to best support their growth. 

    I believe that my role as a leader is to support the staff at Maplewood, to put children at the forefront of decision making, to connect with and empower the parent community and to continually work to engage all stakeholders for the benefit of student success. I look forward to working together to make a difference in the lives of our students. 

    Kit Galloway