Dear Loachapoka Elementary Families,
I am so excited to return home to Loachapoka Elementary School. I have been in Lee County Schools for 16 years. In 2002, I was hired as a reading resource teacher at LES and then moved into administrative duties after getting a leadership degree. I am married to Ryan Meals and have two precious children. In 2010, I accepted the assistant principal’s position at Beauregard Elementary and now I am so excited to return back to LES as the principal.
We are working daily to prepare for an excellent school year. Teachers are participating in various professional development opportunities in the areas of reading, mathematics, science and social studies. Some additions to campus include a new barrier door with the main office being at the entrance of campus. Groups in the community have volunteered their time to update the front lawn and place butterfly gardens in the courtyard and front walkway. A new teacher’s suite provides a warm and professional room with new equipment and furniture. The custodians have worked with pride to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls and make the floors sparkle and shine.
I desire to have a school environment that challenges every student, has a level of excellence in everything we do, and creates lifelong learners who can lead with integrity and contribute to an ever-changing society. I also want to collaborate with various agencies that can provide students with enrichment opportunities that will develop the whole child throughout the school year. We are very blessed to have community partners that have a passion for our school and want to support us as students reach for the stars.
I am eager to meet and welcome Loachapoka families. As such, I would like to extend an invitation to you to send me an email, give me a call or come in for a visit any time. If you use social media please follow our Twitter and Facebook accounts. I intend to give you a glimpse of the students’ day through photos and videos, as well as announcements and articles. Also, feel free to contact me by email at email@example.com or phone at 334-887-8066
Cynthia P. Meals