Administration

 

Mandy Bedard, Principal

 

Dear LCM Families,

I am honored to be the proud principal of La Costa Meadows!  I look forward to meeting and building partnerships with our students, staff, and parents as we work together to support students in achieving and growing academically, socially, and emotionally each and every day! 

While I am new to the La Costa Meadows community, I have been an elementary site leader for almost four years.  Prior to becoming a site administrator, I was a classroom teacher for ten years.  During my time as a teacher I had the honor of teaching multiple grade levels from kindergarten through fifth grade.  It was as a classroom teacher that my drive to impact the learning of students beyond the four walls of my classroom began to grow.  As a result, I began to take on numerous leadership roles at the site and district level that ultimately impacted student learning in a positive way.  As a teacher leader, I was a member of my previous district’s Response to Instruction and Intervention Task Force, the Elementary Time Task Force, the Class Size Study Group, a member of the District Stakeholder Team, and a member of the Willow Grove Elementary opening Leadership Team.  When I became a school site leader, I was asked to join the San Diego County Office of Education’s Advisory Committee for their administrative credential programs.  Each of these opportunities supported my growth as a leader and further ignited my desire to become an instructional leader supporting the growth and success of every student.

On a more personal note, I’ve lived in San Diego my entire life and am in love with our city where a short drive can take you to the beach, mountains, or desert!  I have been married to my husband, Rick, for 11 years and I am the proud mom of two children, a son and a daughter.  My son will be a fifth grader this year and my daughter is excited to begin third grade.  When I am not at work, our family can be found camping, spending time with extended family and friends, or out on the lacrosse field and basketball court!

As we embark on a new school year, I am excited to begin collaborating with our community as we continue to strengthen our inclusive and academically rich learning environment where the strengths of our students are celebrated and a love of learning is fostered today, tomorrow, and beyond!

 

With Dolphin Pride,

Mrs. Bedard

 




 



Julie Morgan, Assistant Principal


Mr. & Mrs. Morgan Morgan/Seewald Family
Dear LCM Families,
I am beyond honored to be the assistant principal at La Costa Meadows Elementary. I wake up each and every day excited to come to work, as LCM is a very special place to be. I have been in SMUSD since 2001, working as a teacher, administrator, and at the district level. A few of my previous responsibilities included working on the district’s NGSS Science Cadre, being a California Teaching Induction (CTI) Support Provider, a Cooperating Teacher for teachers in training, and the On-Site Liaison for CSUSM's Student Teacher program. In addition to my assistant principal role at LCM, I work at the district level as the lead facilitator in our Essential Elements of Instruction for new administrators and teachers. 


I was born and raised in San Marcos, and proud to say that I am a product of San Marcos Unified School District! I am pleased to announced that I was recently married. My husband, Chris, and I attended San Marcos High School together. Chris is retired US Marshall. I have three wonderful sons and a darling step daughter. Keegan is a Marine and attends SDSU, obtaining his Business Degree while completing the Marine Officer Program. Kody loves fitness and is attending Palomar to begin his education for sports medicine. Kooper is a junior at San Marcos High School. He enjoys weight lifting and plays guitar in a band with his friends. My step daughter, Promise, is also a junior and is an avid Lacrosse player.


I am thrilled to be a part of the LCM family, building relationships with the staff, students, parents, and community. I am looking forward to another fantastic year!


Respectfully,
Mrs. Morgan