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Dr. Lesley Pendleton

July 27, 2021

Dear parents, students, and community members: 

It is my honor to serve as your school principal for the 2021-2022 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 fifth year as principal, and I look forward to having most of our students back in the building for instruction! Our focus this school year is to address any learning gaps caused by the pandemic through a combination of accelerated learning and interventions. We will continue to apply what we have learned about trauma-sensitive schools and restorative practices so that all students feel welcome, safe, and encouraged at Berkeley Lake.

While the pandemic is not over yet, we do expect school to look a lot more like it normally does. One thing that we do want to retain from last year is the opportunity for parents to be involved even if they can't physically come to school.  We will offer digital options throughout the year for parent workshops, Coffee Talk with Dr. Pendleton, Curriculum Nights, and Parent-Teacher conferences. As always, please feel free to contact me any time that you have a question or concern. 

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