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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.  It is a privilege to serve as the new principal of Park Orchard Elementary.  I have joined an extraordinary learning community where our students, staff, teachers and families are actively engaged in making learning happen every day.  I am truly honored to become part of the team. It is clear that this school is a unique and special place.

This year begins my twenty-second year in education, having worked as a birth-three teacher, preschool teacher, special education teacher, instructional coach and administrator.  Seventeen of those years have been in the Moses Lake School District. Working in education inspires me to continue learning and growing both personally and professionally.

The elementary school years are important and critical times for students.  What happens during these years will have lasting impressions on their growth and development.  My goal as Principal is to provide the leadership that will facilitate a school environment that is safe and respectable, in order for your child to learn as much as they can.  I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. Thank you for entrusting your children to us.  I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Park Orchard meet their goals and have a successful school year.

I am eager for the year to begin and fortunate to be part of the Park Orchard community.  Please contact me to discuss any concerns, suggestions or ideas to help make this year the best year yet!


Cheri Ward