Principal's Corner

Sarah Lightner, Principal


    I am so grateful to be the principal of Groveland Park Elementary School. My husband and I were Groveland parents for ten years. We have three kids: one at Hidden River Middle School and two at Central Senior High School.

    I once heard a quote by educator Sharokey Holley that has stuck with me. When kids meet their teachers they want to know, “Do you love me?” and “Are you a good teacher?” As parents, we all want our children to be loved and cared for by their teachers. And, of course, we want them to learn. I have always felt the Groveland community has provided love, care and a strong education and I look forward to continuing this good work.

    Communication is crucial for a successful academic year. Please be in touch with me and your teachers. You are always welcome to email me at

    Take good care,

    Sarah Lightner