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Principal's Message

Hello Lake Forest Families!

We are so excited for the 2019-2020 school year!  The modernization is on schedule, and Lake Forest is starting to look amazing!  All of the classrooms will have new monitors and technology, along with floor to ceiling white boards and flexible furniture.  Our bathrooms are beautifully tiled, and the new paint colors look great!  We can't wait for all of our students to come back to see everything.  It's going to be an amazing school year!

My name is Audra Bailey, and I am honored to be the principal at Lake Forest Elementary School. I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. Four years ago we helped our youngest son move to college at the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!) and my husband's job brought us to California. Our oldest daughter  graduated from the University of Arizona and still calls Scottsdale home.

I have been in education for 17 years. I have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, a Post baccalaureate in Elementary Education, a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree in Administration. Over the years I have been a classroom teacher, Title I Intervention Specialist, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal and Principal.

I believe a school should be a family who works together to make decisions based on what is best for children. Students thrive best in a positive atmosphere and learn through having a growth mindset. Schools should be a fun, safe place where students learn to work hard and persevere through difficult tasks to be prepared for the future.

Mrs. Audra Bailey, M. Ed.