Dear Lakewood Families,
Welcome to Lakewood Elementary, our new Dual Language Academy in D300! It is my honor to serve as your Principal during this very exciting year of change and growth. As a Dual Language Academy, we will focus on providing all students with high quality instruction that fosters biliteracy and biculturalism. Throughout my twenty four years in education here at D300 I have had the great opportunity to contribute in the implementation of the dual language program through curriculum writing and coaching teachers in instructional best practices. My passion for multilingual learners, family engagement, and developing lifelong learners is at the center of my decision making as an instructional leader.
Collaborating among instructional leaders will be one of our biggest commitments as a learning community. Together, we will analyze data, reflect on our instructional practices, plan and deliver high rigor instruction while supporting our students’ social emotional wellbeing. A strong partnership between home, school, and community will positively impact our learners through their learning journey. “It takes a village to raise a child”-African proverb that embodies our commitment to each of our students.
Nuestra alianza y trabajo en equipo como comunidad inspirará a nuestros estudiantes a cumplir sus metas. De igual manera, como institución nos comprometemos a ofrecer a todos nuestros estudiantes un ambiente educativo llenó de educación de alta calidad, diversidad cultural y lingüística. Educar niños bilingües, biculturales y bialfabetas (leer y escribir en dos idiomas) es una responsabilidad compartida con nuestra comunidad.
I look forward to an exciting school year! Let’s work together to create the positive change our students deserve.
Mrs. Marlene Muñoz
Principal | Lakewood Elementary School
Community Unit School District 300