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MRS. VERNER Z. REED

Thanks to the beneficence of Mrs. Verner Z. Reed, as well as the hard work of the founding mothers (Mrs. James Waring, Mrs. Henry Toll, Mrs. Morrison Shafroth, Mrs. Leroy McWhinney, Mrs. Fred Lanagan, to name a few), the school had a place to build a permanent school -- its current location. Mrs. Reed, called Lady Bountiful,  donated the land for $10.  Jacques Benedict was hired as the architect.
 
The story behind the school’s name is a simple one. To quote from Rosemary Fetter’s Climb Every Mountain: “Fishing for a name, they called it Graland, a pleasant blend of Grace Laird’s first name in combination with the name of Mrs. Land, an aunt of Miss Braswell who was purported to have provided financial assistance to the endeavor.”
 
The next step was to hire a Head of School -- in our case, a Headmistress whose name we know.
 
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Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.