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Dr. Lesley Pendleton

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,

It is my honor to serve as your school principal for the 2020-2021 school year! Berkeley Lake Elementary is a special place, and I consider myself lucky to work with such a talented and dedicated staff and to form relationships with our students and their families.

This will be my fourth year as principal, and it promises to be a year like no other! Beginning the school year in an all-digital format brings challenges that none of us could have imagined. You have my commitment that your children will receive the same attention, support, and access to quality instruction as if they were in our building.

Our focus this school year is to educate ourselves on how to better support our students through the dual lenses of social emotional learning and culturally responsive teaching. Many of our students have experienced trauma as a result of the pandemic and other events this spring and summer, and we want to have new and better tools to help repair that harm.

While we may not have students or parents in our building anytime soon, we look forward to the day when you will attend school events, volunteer in the classroom or cafeteria, and attend important meetings to discuss our progress as a school, as well as your own child’s journey. Please feel free to contact me anytime that you have a question or concern. I look forward to holding virtual meetings on a regular basis to check in and support you at home.

Again, it is my honor and extreme privilege to serve the community of Berkeley Lake and I welcome your input, feedback, and participation in what is going to be a stellar school year!


Dr. Lesley Pendleton