Principal - Danielle Grimes

Danielle Grimes
O.A. Peterson Elementary Principal

Danielle Grimes

  • I am a teacher at heart.  I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Texas Tech University in 2005. My teaching experience has all been in elementary school and includes a year as a Dyslexia specialist.  I was an Instructional Coach for two years and during that time I realized that I have a passion for growing teachers.  I went back to school and earned my Master's Degree from Lamar University in 2010.  In 2014 I began my administrative journey and have continued to grow as a campus leader.
  • I married my high school sweetheart in 2005.  We have a daughter, a son, and four dogs.  We love spending time together cooking in the kitchen, playing outside, reading, and making up dances to our favorite songs.  We also enjoy traveling together.  Disneyland is our favorite place to visit!
  • My job is to support all students, teachers and families by creating an environment that fosters creativity, promotes risk-taking, and pushes students to reach their full potential so that they can succeed and make an impact on our world.  This environment is created by focusing on relationships, building a strong school culture, and integrating the arts and technology into daily lessons.  There is no "one right way" in education so I support teachers to find the best way for each student.