Principal's Message

  • Dear Gator Scholars, Parents, and all Stakeholders,

    I am both delighted and proud to be joining the Lakeside Elementary leadership team. Rest assured that the development and achievement of your child will remain at the forefront of all we do each day. Collectively, we can continue to instill a growth mindset in our scholars by fostering grit, confidence, and high expectations. As a school, we will continue to provide a rigorous standards-based curriculum tailored to support student achievement while addressing the individual needs of our scholars. Lessons and activities at Lakeside Elementary not only teach required objectives, but also strive to develop skills necessary for our young Gators to be successful in an ever-changing world.

    Camaraderie between parents, school and all stakeholders is far-reaching in developing all aspects of our scholars. Collaboratively, we can continue to support a safe, secure environment which nurtures students not being afraid of taking risks. At Lakeside Elementary we believe in the power of "yet." We may not know now, not yet, but we will!

    As we return from the winter break, we are determined to help each scholar finish the year strong. This will require the entire Gator family to remain invested in our scholars. Please continue to support our scholars in your designated role. Parents, I encourage you to stay proactive by participating in our parent nights, attending SAC meetings, and maintaining regular communication with your child’s teacher.  In addition, if you have not already done so, please consider volunteering your time and talent to promote the development and positive experience we strive to offer our scholars daily.

    In the words of Helen Keller, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Together, we can and will continue to help each child reach their fullest potential and attain academic success. I look forward to working with you and our dedicated educators as we strive to empower our scholars to achieve their best. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Know my door is always open.


    Educationally yours,

                     From the Desk of Principal Rodriguez  

    Principal Rodriguez