Mrs. Zimmer

Forest Lake Principal

Dear Forest Lake Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  This year is a very important one to us as a school community.  After three years of challenges, we are finally able to return to the school experiences we envision for our children.  It is truly one of the sweetest Septembers I have ever experienced as an educator. 

We are looking forward to fully bringing back some of our “in person” events.  Families will be welcomed into the building for Curriculum Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences so you will be able to see our beautiful school and the classroom where your children spend their days.  You will be able to interact with our staff sitting face to face as you learn about how your children are learning and growing.  

At the elementary level, we are excited to have a new Curriculum Director, Ms. Alison Hazut, who will lead us in implementing a strong K-5 curriculum that will be the foundation of your child’s educational journey.  Our teachers will continue to receive professional development in the areas of small group instruction, grammar, and vocabulary.  As we continue to grow our Multi-Tiered System of Support, we will be able to use a variety of information to build on students’ strengths and to meet their unique academic, social, and behavioral needs.

As we transition back to our traditional school experience, this is an ideal time for us to come together to create a common vision for Forest Lake.  As families, you will be invited to help us to create the best possible school experience for our children.  Through ongoing surveys and a newly created Shared Decision Making team, we will be able to create both short and long term plans to make our dreams a reality!  Throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to share your feedback with us.  To begin, there are two links below that will help us begin this very exciting work.  As always, I am here if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.  

I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with you and your children!


Mrs. Zimmer

What is our vision for our Forest Lake students when they leave us in 5th grade?

Forest Lake Stakeholder Survey