Office of the Principal
Dear Presentation Community:
I am so excited to be called to serve as Presentation High School’s next principal.
Throughout the interview process, I’ve had an opportunity to experience the strength, dedication, and joy of the Presentation community. My conversations with the Presentation Sisters, students, parents, board members and school employees, have made it clear that the school’s motto, “Not Words, But Deeds” lies at the core of the Pres experience.
As a parent of two recent Presentation graduates, I have witnessed the ways in which a Presentation education prepares young women for the changing world in which we live. Presentation graduates use their faith and the inspiration found in the Gospels to be a light in the world for those who are marginalized; they strive for excellence in all that they do, and they do so with a strength that is inspiring.
As principal, I am committed to ensuring that the Presentation experience continues to be an excellent one for students and faculty alike. It is essential that we continue to grow as a community to support all students in and outside the classroom. I am eager to start collaborating with the faculty and staff on this important work.
A big year awaits, as we celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary and forge a new path for Pres that best reflects its mission and values and ensures the best possible educational experience for students. I look forward to partnering with President Holly Elkins, school leadership and the Board as we begin an exciting new chapter, and I’m especially looking forward to connecting with the faculty, staff, students, parents, alumnae and the broader Pres family as I begin this journey. I feel deeply blessed to be given this opportunity to lead and be of service in such a special, caring community.
It’s a great day to be a Panther!
Kristina holds a Harvard Business School and Graduate School of Education Certificate in School Management and Leadership, along with a master’s degree in Education from Stanford University, a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Santa Clara University and a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA. Kristina and her husband, Larry, live in Willow Glen with their daughters, Madeline '19 and Hannah '21.