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Grauer principal named Educator of Year

ENCINITAS — The annual Encinitas Ellie awards, sponsored by the New Encinitas Business Network, awarded The Grauer School Principal Dana Abplanalp-Diggs the distinction of “Educator of the Year 2011.” Additionally, Grauer School parent and volunteer Sheila Wirick was also recognized as one of the “24-4-25” recipients, exemplifying one of 25 unsung heroes who contribute to the community advancement of Encinitas.
“I’m tremendously honored by this distinction and feel it’s a collaborative recognition to be shared by all Grauer School faculty, staff and parents, Abplanalp-Diggs said. “The Grauer School is celebrating its 21st year of providing quality education in North County and our mission is to provide an interactive learning environment that incorporates best practices, which encourages students and parents to engage in the learning process.
“Grauer School parent and ‘24-4-25’ award recipient Sheila Wirick exemplifies this commitment with her relentless involvement in furthering the vocation of The Grauer School. She’s an extraordinary example of how the progressive, small school movement that our school has pioneered can make an impact and impression on both students and parents throughout all of San Diego County.”
The school will be hosting an Open House for prospective students for the 2012 academic year from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 8, with tours offered every 20 minutes. To learn more about The Grauer School, visit or call (760) 944-6777.