Hello Eagle Families - Interim Principal Letter

  • Hello Eagle Families,

    It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you as the Interim Principal of Island Park Elementary School during the time that Mr. Hoffman will be on leave. I bring to this position several years of experience as a Director of Special Education, as well as six years serving as a Nationally Board Certificated Special Education Teacher at the secondary level, and three years of experience as an Associate Principal at both Island Park and Lakeridge Elementary Schools. It has been, and continues to be, a joy to be an educational leader in our District.

    I’ve always been impressed with Island Park’s team members for their dedication and professionalism to teaching. I’ve learned in my role as an Associate Principal at Island Park that this school is a place where strong connections are made between staff, students and families. Our school community is committed to developing the whole child. Students have also earned my appreciation for their enthusiasm about learning, their pride in being SOARing Eagles, and their kindness to each other and their teachers.

    During the coming weeks, I look forward to visiting all classrooms, working together with teachers in continuing to support learning opportunities for our students, and getting to know more parents. If you ever have a concern or question, please reach out and contact me at lisa.deen@mercerislandschools.org.

    I’m confident that working together as a team of students, parents, and staff, we can build upon the work that Mr. Hoffman and I have already planned for this school year. With this excellent foundation I will work with staff to continue to enable students to learn and achieve at their fullest potential.

    Lisa Deen
    Interim Principal
    Island Park Elementary