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Welcome from the Principal


I am María Graver, and I am honored to join this dynamic community. As Aquila’s principal, I look forward to partnering with you in celebration and support of all of our learners. I am so excited to listen, learn and grow in this thriving community. Together, we will continue to weave the fabric that makes Aquila, and St. Louis Park, so special.

A Chicago native, I first came to Minnesota to attend Carleton College. After graduating, I was lucky enough to teach and learn in Washington, D.C. and Tucson, AZ; before completing an M.A.T. at Roosevelt University, and returning to teach here in Minnesota. I earned an Ed.S. at Concordia University, and became an administrator in 2016. Throughout my career, and at my core, is a strong commitment to racial justice. 

As an educator, I have had the opportunity to work with students of all ages, and have found my heart and home in elementary education. Strong relationships with families, students and staff members are central to my work, and I hope to have the opportunity to collaborate and connect with each of you. Every family is important to our school’s climate and culture, and it is my goal to ensure that you feel connected to the Aquila community.

Please feel free to reach out to me at or by phone at 952-928-6502.

In partnership,

María Graver


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We hope your summer has been filled with friends, family, joy and relaxation. We could not be more excited to welcome our community back for the 2023-2024 school year! 

The past few months have been busy around Aquila. Our new playground has been installed and we can not wait to see our students' smiling faces as they climb, swing and explore the equipment that they chose for Aquila. 

Just like our students, learning never stops for our educators, and they have been working hard over the summer! They have been engaged in professional development sessions examining learning standards, curriculum materials and International Baccalaureate Programme practices; all of which will benefit our learners.

Aquila has several upcoming opportunities to gather before the start of the year. We can not wait to see you!

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