Principal's Message

Dear Granite Hills Grizzly Community,
I am humbled and honored to introduce myself as Principal of Granite Hills High School. I can assure you that I share this school community's dedication and passion to ensuring that our students are cared for every day, while also embracing the opportunity, as a collective, to prepare our young people for the challenges of the world beyond our school walls. My leadership team and I will continue the great work of fostering a culture of academic achievement, in addition to systems that promote social-emotional growth, equitable opportunities, and the overall well-being of our Grizzly staff and students. 
It is with great pride and excitement that I am able to serve as a facilitator of learning and support at Granite Hills High School. As a third-generation Portervillian and product of the PUSD school system, I have a tacit understanding of this community and its values. In addition, I am joining the Grizzly team as an educator with nearly a decade and a half of experience serving and learning within diverse communities in three different school districts, both as a teacher and as an administrator. I am eager to continue learning alongside my esteemed colleagues and community partners that support our Granite Hills family. 
Thank you for welcoming me into the Grizzly family and for allowing me to join each of you in the collective effort of creating opportunities and changing lives. As the great Michelangelo said, "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." As we continue to relaunch from an unprecedented global pandemic, I look forward to echoing the message of "Grizzly Pride" and that we must continue to aim high and push through barriers together. 
Please feel free to contact me anytime. Have a GREAT Grizzly Day!
Jacob Bowker