Dr. Lesley Pendleton

Phone: 770.446.0947


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Dr. Lesley Pendleton

Dear Parents, Students, and Community Members,

I am so excited to serve as your school principal for the 2018-2019 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.

Our Superintendent/CEO, Mr. J. Alvin Wilbanks says that there are two positions of employment in Gwinnett County Schools: those who teach and those who support those who teach. I am honored to be in that second category and to serve the students, teachers, and parents who count on me to provide the vision and resources needed to make Berkeley Lake Elementary a part of a system of world-class schools.

Our focus this school year is to continue an upward trajectory of math achievement that we have enjoyed these past few years. Along with that, we are refining the excellent work that our teachers are doing to support students in becoming proficient readers and writers. Every instructional minute counts and we strive to make the most of each and every one of them. At the same time, we celebrate the whole child and realize that until students’ social, emotional and physical needs are met, we have not prepared them for learning.

We welcome parents and community members into our school and hope that 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, or just stop by, anytime that you would like to visit or chat.

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