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Meet the Principal

Hello! My name is Greg Land and I am the new principal for the 2023-2024 school year.  It is going to be a great year next year. 
My family has been part of the Burlingame Community since 1999.  Our daughter, Alex, was a Washington Wildcat, a BIS Trojan, a BHS Panther, and is now a UCLA Bruin like her mom and dad.  The Burlingame Community has been such an important part of our family that I am excited to take on the position of Principal of BIS.  

Some of you may be familiar with my name.  I was a School Board Member for BSD from 2005 to 2015.  As such,  I spent years making sure that our district was the best that it could be for our students as a trustee.  Now, I will be able to utilize my career talents in education to continue to help our district at BIS.  

I was the Principal of Blach Intermediate School in Los Altos.  As an educator for many years, I have had a variety of experiences that include teaching in East Los Angeles, teaching in Redwood City and in the Emerald Hills. I have been a principal for two K-8 schools in Redwood City (Hoover Community School and Roy Cloud School), and principal of Santa Rita School in Los Altos.  

In Finding the Magic in Middle School, Chris Balme writes, “Middle school is nothing less than discovering who you are, and what you can do, in a social world.”  Middle school is a transformative time.  My drive is to foster an environment that allows our students to feel safe and connected, so they can explore who they want to be!  I look forward to creating that environment for our students at BIS with our teachers, staff, students and parents.   I look forward to connecting with each of you. 

In Service, 
Greg Land
The Burlingame Elementary School District provides education in a stimulating, safe and caring environment. Learning is supported through a challenging, comprehensive instructional program that strives to meet the needs of all students. Our goal is to educate students to their fullest potential so as lifelong learners they will be able to contribute effectively to a changing society.  Students, staff, parents and the community work cooperatively in an educational process that respects individual differences and provides opportunity for all.