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Principal's Message

Dear Lichen Families,

I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new interim principal of Lichen P-8 and am excited for all of the growth and learning our students have in store this school year. This will be my 19th year as an educator and prior to joining Lichen P-8, I have served as a vice principal at Dyer Kelly Elementary, vice principal of Lichen (2021-2022), Academic Intervention Specialist K-8 for the district, and a high school English teacher. 

As your new principal, I am committed to fostering a sense of belonging, empathy, and resilience within our school community. By promoting a positive school climate through our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program (PBIS) , implementing comprehensive social-emotional learning programs, and strengthening relationships among students, teachers, and families, we can create an inclusive environment where each child can thrive.

Academic rigor is another pillar of our educational philosophy. I firmly believe in equipping our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed academically and beyond. With a dedicated team of highly qualified educators, we will continue to refine our curriculum, embrace innovative teaching methods, and provide opportunities for intellectual growth and exploration. Our goal is to empower students to become critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and lifelong learners.

In addition to providing an exceptional academic experience, I am eager to enhance parent participation on campus. We value the partnership between our school and families, recognizing that parental involvement is crucial to student success. Throughout the year, we will offer various opportunities for parents to actively engage in their child's education, including school site council, PTA, classroom and office volunteering, special events, field trips, and single-time volunteer activities. We recognize schedules can be difficult and not everyone can join a committee. I want to encourage you to volunteer when you can, knowing that every contribution adds up to create a vibrant school community where parents, students, and educators collaborate to provide the best possible educational experience for our children.

I look forward to meeting each of you personally and working together to nurture and empower our students. With your support and dedication, we can build a school that not only fosters academic excellence but also cultivates strong character and lifelong learning.

My best,

Roxanne Stellmacher

Interim Principal