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Meet the Principal


Hello Colt Families! 

Welcome Back! We are very excited to start this school year! We have so much to look forward to as we grow, learn, and have fun together this year. Lincoln Crossing Elementary is proud of our collaborative approach to student learning, our focus on individual student leadership, a strong commitment to the visual and performing arts, and the community of professionals and families that make it all happen! 

This year’s focus is all about relationships!! We finally get to start a school year all together. We will be building respectful, caring, and unified connections. Our school culture is that everyone looks out for each other and accepts that we all teach and learn in different ways and that is powerful because all of us succeed when we open our minds to a variety of ways to learn. As always, our plan is to have fun, laugh, and learn together. This can only happen when everyone feels safe and connected so now that we are all back that is our focus. LCE provides a supportive, nurturing learning environment where students and staff feel safe and have fun while learning and growing. 

We deeply believe “It’s a Great Day to Be a Colt!” and we hope you will agree that LCES is a great place to be. We are actively working together as a team to support each child’s academic, social and emotional well-being starting day one. As always, we will continue to hone in on math instruction, and expand our work in language arts, but this year there is an additional focus on building relationships with EVERY student. We will continue our work on supporting students and staff to develop a growth mindset that helps us remember that persistence, good habits, hard work, and productive failure and frustration (learning opportunities) lead to success in school and relationships. 

Student and staff leadership is an important component of our school culture and we want to empower every member of our community to put their best self forward and to celebrate their individual gifts and talents in the classroom, on the playground, and while on campus. 

It’s a Great Day to Be a Colt! 

Dr. Denise Parnell (Dr. D.)