FALL OF 1928

In the fall of 1928, Graland School opened its doors to ninety-four children, grades K-5. That morning, Georgia Nelson, the school's Headmistress, greeted the children and their families. Helping Miss Nelson that morning were some teachers I consider among Graland icons: Chet Preisser and Genevieve Jones. Mr. Preisser taught physical education; Miss Jones taught first grade and rhythm.

By the way, when Miss Nelson was interviewed for the job in the spring of 1927, she mentioned she had never stayed more than three years at a school and would probably move on after a year or two. Miss Nelson served this school from 1927-1960 and returned in 1963-64.

Graland Country Day School

55 CLERMONT STREET    DENVER, CO 80220    303.399.0390   
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.