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Principal's Message




July 14, 2021

Dear Students and Families, 


After serving as an Assistant Principal for the past six years, it is with great pride that I write to you today as the newly appointed Interim Principal of Bunnell High School. Bunnell is an exceptional school rooted in tradition, pride, and excellence. I am thrilled to continue to lead our Bulldog Family in this new capacity!

As we navigate through our new normal this fall, Bunnell High School will strive to ensure that students successfully reintegrate back to full-time, in-person learning with the appropriate academic and social emotional supports in place. We will remain steadfast in our commitment to serving all students, with equity being foundational to our shared vision of safety, care, and academic excellence. In this pursuit, we will address the diverse needs of the whole child, which requires embracing a strong social emotional learning curriculum and dedicating ourselves to relevant, high quality instruction. In the same vein, we will aim to meet the needs of our staff as they welcome students back into their classrooms after a most challenging school year. The administrative team and I view this upcoming school year as a unique opportunity for growth, innovation, and re-engagement.

I am humbled and honored to have been selected to continue the impressive work of our former Principal, and reigning CAS High School Principal of the Year, Dr. Nancy Dowling, whose vision and drive positioned us to be ranked as one of the Nation’s top high schools by the US News and World Report in 2019 and 2021. I look forward to collaborating with all school and community stakeholders to continue to move our school forward.

Later this summer, I will be providing you with more detailed information pertaining to the re-opening of our school. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I wish you all a healthy and restful summer!


Katie Graf, Ed.D.

Interim Principal