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Mrs. Julie Lucas

Meet Mrs. Lucas

Dear Falcon Families,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year. I am thrilled to be serving our community as I return to my second year at Fern Drive! I cannot wait to see our students and families again on our first day of school, August 14th, 2023. I look forward to getting to know each of our families even better this year as we take this journey of educating our students together. 

Fern Drive has a wonderful reputation for being a warm and nurturing school community and we will continue to build this culture of belonging, collaboration, inclusion, respect and success together. Building relationships and continuing to grow our school community as a family remains as one of my top priorities.  I believe that our students learn and grow best when they know they have adults that believe in them, connect with them and love and care for them.  As you got to know me last year, I hope it was easy to see that I greatly value a strong home-school partnership and I work alongside our staff to help that partnership grow and flourish.

If you are new to Fern Drive, you will quickly see that all of our students will have daily opportunities to think critically, create, and explore their interests all while growing as kind, empathetic and productive 21st century citizens. Each student and family brings their own uniqueness to our school community, continuing to enrich the learning environment in which our Falcons will thrive.

I am returning to Fern Drive in my 16th year as an elementary school principal. My husband, Matt, and I are parents to our daughter, Abbey, who will be a sophomore in high school this fall, and our son, Matthew, who will be in eighth grade.  My husband is also an educator, a high school AP economics and history teacher, as well as being the head baseball coach at El Dorado HS.  As a family we love to spend time on our boat at the river, playing or watching sporting events and hanging out as a family with our dogs.  

You can anticipate our weekly newsletter, News From the Nest, in your email inbox each Sunday evening.

Go Falcons!


Mrs. Lucas, Principal


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