Lake-Lehman School District

Lake Lehman School District

Ross Elementary School

Welcome to the Ross Elementary web page. As you walk our halls and listen in on the learning that takes place in our K–6 classrooms, you’ll recognize that fun and learning go hand in hand at Ross. We are a tight-knit community of hard-working, hard-playing, success-oriented individuals who work together to bring about the academic and personal success of every student in our care.

    Message from Our Principal

    Dear Ross Elementary Families,

    I would like to introduce myself to new families and reintroduce myself to the families I have had the pleasure of working with and getting to know last year. My name is Heather Wertman, and I will once again be serving as the head teacher/acting principal of Ross Elementary School. Over the past twenty-three years I have been an educator dedicated to student learning and success working in the Lake-Lehman School District and other school systems. I am excited to continue working passionately to support learning and working with you as a partner in learning to ensure every child’s success.

    Beginning my second year as your school leader, I will continue providing vision focused around the three goals below driving our relationships, our communication, our work and our success.

    • Maintaining a safe school environment
    • High standards and expectations for all students
    • Developing and maintaining collaborative and supportive relationships

    Everyone at Ross Elementary will continue building and maintaining strong relationships with parents, caregivers, students, and community members. We invite you to be actively involved at Ross Elementary School. Whether you are a classroom volunteer, member of the PTO, special event participant/visitor, or member of our school community, we encourage you to be involved! Parent and community involvement supporting student learning has a critical role in helping all students succeed.

    As the year moves forward, we will continually share our work and focus on these goals. Helping us meet our goals, I would like to introduce our new guidance counselor at Ross. I am happy to be working with Tara Sears from our junior/senior high. Tara is excited to begin her collaborative work with us at Ross Elementary and will support our school wide goals, including maintaining high standards and expectations for all students.

    All of us at Ross are eager to begin what promises to be an incredible school year. This year we will continue providing learning experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and helping build relationships to real-world connections.

    Morgan Fielding will continue to greet you when you call or visit the school. As part of maintaining a safe school environment, this year every school in the Lake-Lehman School District, including Ross Elementary, will require that all parents/visitors must provide a driver's license to enter into lobby guard system each time they enter the building. I am happy to let you know that this year we continue to have our full-time school resource officer (SRO) Lucinda Blenis. Morgan and Lucinda will be happy to assist you in using our new lobby guard system as you enter the building.

    Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year. I look forward to working with you to help each student at Ross Elementary have a successful school year!


    Ms. Heather Wertman

    Ms. Heather Wertman
    (570) 477.5050