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Squaw Valley Prep, Creekside Charter hire new director

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Jeff Kraunz, who is relocating to the area from Maine, is in back row far right, featured among other staff and students and Creekside and Squaw Valley Prep.
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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Creekside Charter School and Squaw Valley Prep, which combined make a transitional K-12 public charter school, recently announced the hiring of a new director, Jeff Kraunz.

Kraunz most recently served as assistant principal in Maine at York High School, noted for high achievement in academics and athletics.

Prior to York High, Kraunz worked as assistant principal for five years at Aspen High School in Colorado, where among many duties he created a positive behavior policy for successful learning.

There, he also annually led an experiential education course, leading 20 students in canoes down the Green River, focusing on team building, outdoor wilderness skills and self-discovery.

“Living and working in Tahoe, surrounded by mountains, is a dream come true for my family,” said Kraunz. “Situated in a small school surrounded by peaks and passionate people, I hope to make a real difference as a unifying force for parents, teachers and students.”

Kraunz is also a seasoned high school teacher, counselor and coach. At Newton South High School in Massachusetts, he taught a Leadership and Diversity class focused on building greater self-understanding through discussion groups, team-building exercises and education on other cultures, races, ethnicities and lifestyle choices.

At Newton, he also worked as the school counselor for 180 students assisting with emotional cases along with academic needs for college.

Further, he was also head ski coach for Newton’s MIAA accredited ski team, and junior varsity coach for girls’ tennis and boys’ golf.

Kraunz is relocating to the area with his wife, Kim, and two children, Brady (age 6) and Anja (age 9), who will also be attending Creekside.

For more information about Creekside visit creeksidecooperative.org and for details on Squaw Valley Prep, visit squawprep.org. Both schools are located in Olympic Valley.


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