Dear Grassy Lake Families and Friends,
Over the past ten years, I have had the wonderful opportunity of watching our students grow and achieve to great heights. I have also had the pleasure of getting to know many family members through conferences and special events here at GLES. I truly believe there is no other place I would rather be than Grassy Lake Elementary School. Home of the Stars!
Many of you have gotten to know me well over the past ten years, but I would like to take this opportunity to tell each of you a little about myself. My career in education began in 1994 in Tampa, Florida, where I taught 4th Grade for 8 wonderful years. After moving to Lake County in 2002, I began working at Cypress Ridge Elementary (CRES) as a Reading Remediation Teacher for Grades 3-5. After one year, I was given the opportunity to become the Curriculum Resource Teacher (CRT) at CRES and remained there until June of 2007. At that time, I decided to go on a new adventure and help Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. Cole open a brand new school! You guessed it…Grassy Lake Elementary School. After being a part of the Grassy Lake Elementary School family as the CRT, I was given the opportunity to become the Assistant Principal in August of 2013. Working under great leadership here at GLES has allowed me to grow personally and professionally. In November of 2015, I was given the opportunity to become the Principal here at Grassy Lake and am very excited to continue that journey into the 2019-2020 school year. I have enjoyed being a part of a wonderful school family and am looking forward to continuing to help GLES grow to be the best school in Lake County! I know we have the most dedicated teachers, staff, students and parents in our district!
GLES is an A+ school! If you Dream It, and Believe It, you will Achieve It!
Julie Williams, Principal