Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future

Principal

Welcome, Families! I am thrilled to serve as the principal of Pine Ridge Elementary. It is a great honor to spend each day working as a community to provide the highest-quality instructional foundation for our students. Together we support the growth and development of our nation’s greatest resource…our children!

As a longtime PRE Bear, I have had the privilege of serving as a teacher, writing coach, assistant principal, and principal. This year at Pine Ridge I am excited to build upon our successes!

At PRE, we strive to personalize learning to support our students as they realize their full potential through active engagement. Teachers play a critical role creating a learning environment that enriches both the character and academic development of students. Additionally, the communication and partnership between parent and teacher significantly supports student achievement. Thank you for all you do to build a foundation of learning, exploration, free play, and inquiry at home. I encourage all parents to read to and/or with your child at least 20 minutes per night to help develop a love of literacy.     

If we have not had the opportunity to meet, I invite you to reach out to me anytime at Obandol@lake.k12.fl.us.  Please also join us at one of our numerous events on campus including our monthly School Advisory Council and PTO meetings, which take place the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 6pm in the media center. 

Welcome to the Ridge!

Laine Obando

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