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Meet Our Principal


Hello Yellow Jackets!

My name is Lara Gregorich-Bennett and I am your Centralia Middle School Principal. It is such an honor to be your principal. I believe I have a lot to offer as a leader within the school and district, and I know our staff has great qualities to bring to our partnership.


Some basics about “G-B”

First, I have such a long last name that most staff, students, and families refer to me as Mrs. GB or GB. You should know that I am passionate about the power of education to change the future of our students, our community, and our world. I believe what we do every day is critical, so we have to support each other in providing the best opportunities for our students, and for our staff, each and every day.

I have been in education for 30 years, 20 of those have been in middle school. I love middle school. I love the quirkiness, the growth, and the challenges. I believe that providing quality education for each child is a team effort and we will have to work hard as a team to give our students and families the excellence they deserve. This also means it is our responsibility to support our staff at high levels so they can perform at their best every day. I believe in clear expectations, support, and follow through. I love challenging questions and situations, so please come to me with any questions or concerns you may have.


I look forward to continuing to work with you towards a bright future!