Our Principal


Dear John Reed Families,

I am so excited to begin the 2022-2023 school year!

I am passionate about education, social justice, and greatly enjoy reading, and traveling. In my spare time I am often cheering on my own kids at their various sporting events, or cheering on Liverpool FC, the Giants or Warriors. Soccer was a constant for me growing up and continues to be to this day, you may even catch me trying to nutmeg a student and pulling a muscle instead! I love working in schools, and I am doing what I love most: being a part of educating children.

I am a product of Cotati - Rohnert Park schools, and it feels great to be working in the district where I first began my own education. After graduating from Rancho Cotate High School, I attended UC Santa Cruz with a major in Cultural Studies, I eventually graduated from Sonoma State University in American Multi - Cultural Studies. Cultural studies was always a fascination for me, as my own parents' families immigrated from Scotland and El Salvador. Naturally, my favorite foods are pupusas and short bread. I earned my Special Education Teaching Credential from SSU, and a few years later I returned for my Administrative Services Credential, and Masters program in Educational Leadership.  

I believe that our schools should be a place to gather, and I seek to draw our families back to our schools. I will work to ensure John Reed is a place where your child's needs will be met: socially, academically, emotionally, and behaviorally. As we build our school rapport, post school closures, I want to hear from our community how we can propel forward together. I welcome regular communication and feedback, so please stop by anytime - my door will always be open.


AnnaMaria Young 

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