Principal's Message

Hello Lake Forest Families!

We are so excited to welcome all of our students back for the 2021-2022 school year!  We can't wait to see all of our Dolphin Families in person! It's going to be an amazing school year! 

For our returning families, we will be holding our annual Dolphin Dash for our parents to update their information.  Postcards have been sent out with more information.  If you have not yet logged on to your parent portal to complete data confirmation, please do so now.  You can then bring your paperwork to Dolphin Dash.  This helps solidify our staffing, and is really important to our staffing this year. For our new families, welcome!  We have your current information since you have recently registered with us. 

My name is Audra Bailey, and I am honored to be the principal at Lake Forest Elementary School for the past 4 years.  I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. Six 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. Both of our children still call Arizona home.

I have been in education for 19 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 all children. Each child is unique, and has their own talents.  Our job is to help each student recognize their special talents and help them learn and grow, utilizing their uniqueness.  Lake Forest  students thrive in a positive atmosphere and learn to have 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.