Hello Oakridge Students!
I am so happy and excited! Do you know why? Let me tell you… I am lucky enough to be the principal at Oakridge Elementary School.
I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself. I have a feeling that we have a lot in common. For instance, when I was a little girl, my dad was in the Army and my mom was a teacher. We moved around a lot. When I was in third grade, we moved to Arlington. I went to Taylor Elementary School, Williamsburg Middle School, and graduated from Yorktown High School. After high school, I went to college at James Madison University. I liked it so much that I stayed and earned my masters degree in special education. But, I missed Arlington so much that I moved back and began teaching at Williamsburg Middle School. After several years, I transferred to Taylor Elementary School. It was a lot of fun teaching where I was once a student. Maybe some of you will do the same thing someday.
I liked going to school so much that I never stopped! In 2005, I earned my doctorate degree from the University of Virginia. Shortly afterwards, I became the Assistant Principal at Oakridge - my favorite place to learn and go to school.
Now I’m the principal and I couldn’t think of a better place to be. We are going to have so much fun learning and growing together. I can’t wait to visit you in class, at recess, and during lunch. We’re going to have a great time together at the Blacktop Ball, Valentine’s Day Dance, and Spring Fling. At these events, you will probably meet my husband and children. Like you, they are both a lot of fun. They love hearing about the great children who attend Oakridge.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
Dr. Lynne Wright