Colt Country,

I am very humbled and honored to introduce myself as the interim principal of Lincoln Crossing Elementary. My name is Denise Parnell; students have fun calling me Dr. D. I can assure you that I share in the school community’s dedication of caring for our students every day while providing them with a meaningful learning environment where their hopes and dreams are always the focus.

I bring 24 years of educational experience caring about students and developing programs that open doors for students' futures. I take pride in building partnerships with school staff, parents and guardians. I have taught at the elementary and high school levels and have collaborated with teams across districts as a district director. My ten years as a site administrator were the best years of my career, so I am excited for the opportunity to return to the site doing what I love to do. Providing support for our devoted staff and developing hopes and dreams within each and every one of your children will bring me great joy. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from CA State University, Chico, a Masters of Arts degree in Educational Administration from CA State University, San Bernardino, and a Doctorate of Education in K-12 Leadership from University of Southern California. 

I firmly believe that for every child to reach their fullest potential it takes a partnership between home and school. This year has had its challenges, but the staff are devoted to opening up the doors of learning for all students and have gone up and above to make it happen. At times, we have to embrace patience as technology is not always at its best, but communication with each other will get us through everything, so feel free to contact teachers or the office when needed.

Soon we will begin our planning for the next school year and we are predicting it will be a return to school as we once knew it, everyone back in the classroom. Stay tuned for updates. Almost every week you will receive Colt Connections as an email from me. It is my direct communication with you until we can hold parent meetings again. Students get to hear exciting announcements each week too in the form of Colt Announcements. If you see me out and about before or after school, please come up and say hello!

Hope to meet you soon,
Dr. D.

Denise Parnell, Ed.D.
Interim Principal
Lincoln Crossing Elementary