Welcome to Lake Arrowhead Elementary!
It remains an honor to serve as your PRINCIPAL! 2021-22 begins my 5th year as Principal here at LAE, and my 27th year as an Educator and Mountain Resident! My heart has always been to support learning at all levels in the Public School setting, and to invest in the future of our children and local community. My husband and I raised two sons who went through Rim schools K-12 grade. They both successfully graduated from college and are fine young men contributing to society! I am blessed with two beautiful granddaughters--who knew grandbabies could steal your heart so easily! I have many passions--most of which involve spending time outdoors getting dirty either running, hiking, camping, kayaking, and spending time with my family. Another passion is education--continuous learning.
It is an exciting time to have students return to full time learning on campus! The staff at LAE is committed to placing students at the core of every decision we make: high-levels of learning to support students where they currently are and to accelerate their own learning, maintain a safe and welcoming environment, and continue to build and strengthen relationships with students, families, and each other.
LAE is a PBIS and Leader in Me school--focusing on building leaders within our students and staff! We practice the 7 (+1)Habits for Happy (Effective) Kids based around the work of Dr. Stephen Covey.
Habit #1 Be Proactive: You are in Charge of Yourself
Habit #2 Begin with the End in Mind: Have a PLan
Habit #3 Put First Things First: Work First, then PLay
Habit #4 Think Win-Win: Everyone Can Win
Habit #5 Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: Listen First , then Speak
Habit #6 Synergize: Working Together is Better
Habit #7 Sharpen the Saw: Take Care of your Mind, Body Heart and Soul
Habit #8: Find Your Voice and Inspire Others to Find Theirs
We value communication and collaboration here at LAE. It truly does take a village to educate children. I encourage families to remain connected with what is happening within your children’s classroom and on campus. The school and classroom teachers communicate to families using various platforms. It is important for parents to keep current phone numbers and emails in their student AERIES account. Feel free to contact LAE’s Office for additional support with this if needed.
Once volunteers are permitted to return to campus, there are many opportunities to volunteer within the classroom and with PTA. Additionally, classroom teachers are always looking for parents willing to talke prepwork home to assist with. Please ask what you can do to help!
Again, thank you for entrusting your children to Lake Arrowhead Elementary….and welcome to the LAE FAMILY!
Mrs. Veronica McGilvery
National Board Certified Teacher