Message From the Principal

  • Welcome to Idylwild Elementary School. 

    I want to welcome each of you to Idylwild Elementary, Home of the Eagles! It is my honor to serve as your school principal. My career spans close to 30 years having taught students with special needs, supervised programs for students with special needs, served as a middle school assistant principal and principal. I believe that it is our duty to provide the very best education to each student. The best education includes a customized, multi-modal approach that is rich with engaging, standards-based lessons. I am committed to the whole child where social emotional learning go hand in hand with academics. It is my goal as your principal to prioritize academic success by putting students first, and guiding our school community to greater levels of equity and access in a safe, positive, and collaborative learning environment that empowers students to become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and inspired learners.

    Idylwild Elementary has a long history of providing the very best opportunities for students. As such, we are beginning our journey into the future by focusing on a school-wide culture of college and career readiness through implementation of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program. Through AVID, students will receive daily instruction and support to prepare them for advanced coursework as they progress to middle school, high school and beyond.  AVID impacts students school-wide as academic strategies such as writing to learn, inquiry, collaboration, organizational skills, and critical reading (WICOR) are taught in all classes across grade levels.

    I look forward to partnering with you as we journey through elementary school. 

    Lisa Peterson, Ed.S.

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