Hello Little Lake Families,
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new principal of Little Lake Elementary School. Many of you know me already, as I have been the Assistant Principal at Little Lake for three and a half years. Little Lake has become home to me, and I am excited to continue working with all of you.
I’ll first start by sharing a little about myself. I grew up in Riverside County, attending school in Moreno Valley and Temecula. In 2006, I received a teaching credential and Master’s in Education from the University of California, Riverside. I started teaching at Hamilton K-8 in 2006 and while there I taught kindergarten and 2nd grade. I, also, served in a variety of other roles, including PTA president and I worked with a team of parents to start the first annual Fall Festival. This is one of the things that I am most proud of in my career, as building a sense of community within the school has always been something that I have been passionate about. In 2012, I received my Master’s in Educational Administration from Concordia and I started work as the Assistant Principal at Hamilton K-8. In 2017, I transferred to Little Lake as the Assistant Principal. I love Little Lake and the wonderful close-knit community that we have here. With over 100 years here in the community, Little Lake has been a school that many members of our community have attended or have ties to in some way. While at Little Lake, I have been focused on working with our PBIS teams, SST team, and AVID team to foster a positive school environment, provide timely interventions and supports to students, and ensure high quality teaching and learning.
My husband and I have two children, ages 6 years old and 1 year old. We enjoy watching movies and playing board games as a family.
Some things that I am deeply passionate about include:
- Creating a school culture where every student feels connected and valued.
- Working closely with families as a team to provide the very best supports for students.
- Ensuring our Special Education students are in the Least Restrictive Environment and receive high quality support and instruction
- Building on the strengths of all students to reach their full potential.
This 2020-21 school year has started off in a unique and challenging way, as we navigate this online learning platform together. Our teachers are working extremely hard to translate what is usually done in person in the classroom to this new environment and we appreciate how wonderful all our families have been in working so closely with our teachers, being patient as we work out glitches, and communicating regularly so we can design the best educational experience for students. I understand how challenging this time can be and I want you to know that we are in this together. I welcome your input so we can ensure the best education for our students.
I look forward to continuing to get to know each and every one of you better. This year may have its challenges, but I know with the amazing community we have at Little Lake, it is still going to be a great year full of growth and wonderful memories.
Tiffany Grant, Little Lake Principal