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Mrs. Lopez

Hello Falcon Family!!!! 

I am super excited to be a part of this dynamic community.  My name is Rhonda Lopez, and I am your newly appointed Principal at Forest Grove.  I knew that when I applied to be your Principal, I could potentially be a part of an exceptional community.  Now that I am here, you did not disappoint! It has been so much fun getting to know the students, staff and families in The Grove.


I am very familiar with the Sterling Park area, because for the last 5 ½ years, I have served as the Assistant Principal at Guilford Elementary.  It has been a true pleasure to work with and serve the Sterling Park area and am so happy that this will continue.  Over the course of this year, I look forward to meeting you all and hope that you will take the time to introduce yourselves to me.  I am very interested in getting to know our community.


A little about me… I have been married to my highschool sweetheart for the last 27 ½ years.  We have a son (22), a daughter (18) and 3year old dog, Lyric.  We are proud of them all.  I have worked for LCPS for the last 22 years.  I have taught at both Potowmack ES and Steuart Weller ES.  After I received my Administrative Leadership degree, I worked as the dean of both Steuart Weller and Seldens Landing.  From there, I have served as AP at Guilford since 2016 until recently. Prior to working within LCPS, I worked for a couple of years in private school as well.  In any school setting, I have enjoyed building relationships with my students and their families.  I know the secret to a strong family and school connection, and that is the strength of the family-school relationship. 


Now that I am at FGES, I look forward to forging a new relationship with The Falcon family.  I already feel right at home here.  Please know that my door is always open and I will continue to find ways to bring out the best in this amazing community.  


Always here to serve,

 Rhonda Lopez