, who since 2004 has served as an associate principal at San Leandro High
, has been tapped by the district to fill the void left by Amy Furtado's decision to take a job as principal of James Logan High School
in Union City.
"I absolutely love this town and the schools within this community," Granger
Granger, 42, was raised in San Leandro and graduated from San Leandro High in 1985.
She decided to pursue a career in public education after serving as a substitute teacher at Lincoln Continuation School in 1991.
After earning her teaching credential at Holy Names College in 1993, she stayed in the area and served as a business education teacher with the Eden Area Regional Occupational Program.
served eight years until she
broke into the San Leandro Unified School District
coordinator of data, assessment and curriculum.
spent three years at the district office before taking her
most recent position on campus.
"Linda is very committed to San Leandro, the city and district," said Superintendent Christine Lim.
I'm thrilled and excited to have Linda
, because she's
ready to work.
came out on top of the list from all panels, Lim said.
"Everything I've done has prepared me to take on this job," Granger