Principal's Message

  • Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members:

    Principal McCanna Hi folks, I’m Charles McCanna, the new principal of Park Trails Elementary School. Let’s change the world with kindness!

    WOW! Meanwhile, almost 25 years later Chuck McCanna is back in Parkland! So almost 25 years ago I helped open Riverglades elementary school as a fourth grade teacher and I have to tell you I’m glad to be back even though it took a little too long!

    The new theme for Park Trails Elementary School is, “Let’s change the world with kindness”.  I’m very happy to be a part of such a wonderful concept to teach, not only children but everyone.  We have various plans in the works to help children integrate this concept into their everyday lives.  We believe random acts of kindness can change the world and make it a better place.

     I have been a school administrator for 25 years.   10 years as an assistant principal and 15 years as the principal of Nova Blanche Foreman Elementary School. During that time, I changed the culture of the school to better meet the needs of our ever-growing students.   These student needs are constantly changing and growing. I have a rock solid commitment to the students, staff and parents of Park Trails Elementary School. I am here to serve.  I will do my best to keep this school ever-learning, ever-changing, ever-evolving, so our students, your children,  will go out and change the world.

     My door is always open!

    Most Respectfully,

     Charles McCanna, Principal

    Park Trails Elementary School