Tierra Linda Middle School Principal Selected

Dear SCSD Community,

We are please to announce that the SCSD Board appointed Kristen Ugrin as the Tierra Linda Middle School Principal at the May 10th board meeting.  

A panel of teachers, parents, classified staff and administrators held interviews the last week of April and finalists were moved forward to the cabinet for consideration.  

We would like to congratulate and welcome Kristen Ugrin as our new Tierra Linda Middle School Principal.

Kristen has been a principal for 9 years in two neighboring districts.  She was an elementary principal in Millbrae for 4 years and has been an elementary principal for San Mateo-Foster City for the past 5 years.   She started her teaching career in Marin 16 years ago as a teacher, and has served as district level English Learner program coordinator in Millbrae supporting elementary and middle schools.  She has extensive experience supporting special education programs and is the leader of a project-based learning magnet school.  

Kristen will coordinate with Steven Kaufman and Bakul Soman to schedule a meet and greet with staff and parents as soon as possible.  They will also schedule some transition time so Kristen can get to know the school and community before the end of this year.  We are confident our community will give Kristen Ugrin a warm welcome into our San Carlos family!


Mary Jude Doerpinghaus              Michelle Harmeier, Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent                  Incoming Superintendent