Principal's Message

  • principal of harbordale

    Dear Harbordale Parents,


    Welcome to Harbordale Elementary School!  The beginning of each school year is a time filled with great energy, enthusiasm, and excitement and we are confident we are destined to have another outstanding school year.  Our staff is a collection of talented individuals working together to create a caring, nurturing and challenging learning environment!  Harbordale students are active participants in their education. Their achievement is the product of their hard work, commitment and team effort.


    We are extremely excited to welcome you to the start of the 2023-24 school year and look forward to continuing many of wonderful annual traditions.  We anticipate this year to be very busy, filled with many student activities, exciting family, fun-filled events and challenging and rigorous Florida state standards for our students and teachers.  Student academic success is the main goal of every staff member. Our major focus this school year is to build on Harbordale’s many successes and accomplishments as we strive to continue our positive academic performance and meet individual learning needs. We feel confident that through our team approach and the hard work of students, teachers and parents our goals can be achieved and surpassed.


    We encourage you become part of our school family by joining Harbordale School Association (HSA), our terrific parent organization.  Under the leadership of our new president, Mrs. Valderama, HSA allows many opportunities for all parents and families to become involved in your child’s education and plays a vital role in the success of our students. Parents are strongly encouraged to volunteer and participate in the many activities and events planned throughout the school year. Additionally, for 35th consecutive years, Harbordale Elementary has been awarded the prestigious Golden School Award for parental and community involvement!   Your time and energy is needed, encouraged and always appreciated.


    Communication is key and vital to our success!  We encourage all parents to bookmark our websites, Harbordale at and HSA at  Much of our school information will be distributed through the use of our websites, Class DoJo, regular e-mail messages and our parent-link call out system.


    We look forward to another very successful school year and the opportunity to work together with our families to provide the best learning environment and educational experiences for all our students.   Let’s make this the best year ever!!!



    Jennifer Kashdin                        Lauren Gordon

    Principal                                     Assistant Principal