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Franklin Elementary School is a very special place. We have wonderful students, a talented teaching staff, and a truly supportive community.  

The Franklin team prides itself on  being advocates, champions, and encouragers of our students. We strive to let our students know every day that they are valued and have a special place in Franklin’s community. The whole staff works hard to provide rigorous, relevant academic experiences which help our students build relationships and make real-world connections.

At Franklin we welcome parents' input and expertise and reach out often to hear what they have to say. Our aim is to make our school a place where students love to learn, teachers love to teach, and the whole community feels welcome and included.


Nationality: English, born in Macclesfield, near Manchester in the north of England

Years in USA: >20

Family: Husband Christian, Daughter Ruby (College Junior, Daughter Elsa (College Freshman), Son James (High School Sophomore), Dog Cosmo (3 years)

Education: Undergraduate degree at Peterhouse, Cambridge University, BA in Social and Political Science (1994)

Graduate degree at Open University, MA in English Literature (2005)

Teaching Credential through CalState Teach, CSU (2010)

Administrative Credential through San Mateo County Office of Education (2021)

Interests: Ballroom dancing, reading, cooking (vegan food a speciality), rugby, soccer, golf, travel  

Welcome to Franklin Elementary School.

Franklin is one of six elementary schools in the Burlingame School District. We have around 400 students, 15 classroom teachers, plus an expert team of specialists and additional staff.

Franklin was established in 1958, and is part of a thriving, vital community in the busy Bay Area. We have a wonderfully diverse student body, and a strong, supportive family network.