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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,