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Oakwood School
Mrs. Christine "Chris" Shales

Mrs. Christine "Chris" Shales


Christine Shales, Oakwood School's Lower and Middle School Head & Principal, has worked in educational leadership for nineteen years, and at Oakwood School as the Lower School Head & Principal for the last seven years. Prior to becoming a principal and school head, she enjoyed positions as a WASC accreditor, in leadership coaching, and within parks and recreation. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation with an emphasis on youth and teens, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8) from San Francisco State University, and a Master of Public Administration from Notre Dame de Namur.

“As I walk onto campus each day, I am proud to work with such an amazing staff, faculty, and school community that wraps our students in a culture where kindness is expected, and with passion for learning that is evident in our classrooms every day.”