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Dear Lizarraga Lions School Community! 

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself to you as the Assistant Principal of Ricardo Lizarraga Elementary School! My name is Chanelle Thomas and I bring the experience and qualifications of over 20 years of educational experience as a National Board Certified classroom teacher, Instructional Literacy Coach and Assistant Principal for three years to successfully carryout the duties and responsibilities as an educational leader serving as you’re a member of our school’s leadership team! 


I am a firm believer in the importance of cultivating partnerships between the school and the community at large to serve as resources to improve student achievement, parent involvement, and literacy. Children are our greatest gift and I am passionate about educating and encouraging our Lizarraga Lions to become successful and socially responsible leaders within a safe and nurturing learning environment. As students are faced with the many challenges that affect our world, I am committed to helping them meet these challenges as they use technology, the arts, math, ELA and science, to cultivate their leadership abilities so they can achieve great things! I want them to make a positive impact in our world! 


As your assistant principal, I will work collaboratively with all Lizarraga Elementary School’s leadership team to create a safe and positive school environment for teachers, staff, students and parents. More importantly, I will work with and guide teachers and other personnel in embracing collaborative accountability as a means of achieving a shared vision to advance school reform for promoting the success of diverse student populations in acquiring 21st Century Skills to promote college and career readiness. I am committed to the success of our children and looking forward to working with you to carryout our school vision! 


Best regards, 


Chanelle M. Thomas, NBCT 

Assistant Principal, Ricardo Lizarraga Elementary School 

Los Angeles Unified School District

Thomas, Chanelle
Assistant Principal