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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 Principal here at Forest Grove. This is an exceptional community with an amazing staff, students and welcoming families. As a family we make Forest Grove a fabulous place to work and play.
I love the Sterling Park area! I have served as the Assistant Principal at Guilford Elementary for 5 1/2 year and now the principal here since 2022. It continues to be a true pleasure to work with and serve the Sterling Park area and am so happy to call this area home.
A little about me… I have been married to my highschool sweetheart for the last 29 years. We have a son (24), a daughter (20) and 4 year old dog, Lyric. We are proud of them all. I am starting my 25th. 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 my transition to The Grove. 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.
Here at Forest Grove, it is my mission to provide our Falcon community with a positive, safe, and supportive learning environment with equitable opportunities to empower our family of Champions! 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,