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,

    My name is Heather Wertman, and I am so excited to introduce myself to you as the new leader of Ross Elementary School. It is an honor to have the opportunity to lead your school in Mrs. Bednarek’s absence. Over the past twenty-two years, I have been an educator dedicated to student learning and success. I have worked with a variety of students ranging in age from kindergarten through college. Eighteen of these years have been in the Lake-Lehman School District. Most recently, I served as a district innovation teacher. I am excited and eager to bring my passion for learning to work with you as a partner in education to ensure every child's success.

    Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue to build strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. With this in mind, I invite you to be an active participant at Ross Elementary School. Whether you are a classroom volunteer, a member of the PTO, special event participant/visitor, or member of one of our school communities, I encourage you to be involved! Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent/guardian participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child. 

    As the school year begins, we will focus on three goals to effectively drive our school, our relationships, and our work:

    1. Maintaining a safe school environment
    2. Developing collaborative and supportive relationships
    3. Promoting a supportive learning environment.

    As the year moves forward, we will continually share more about our work and our focus on these three goals. As part of maintaining a safe school environment, I am happy to let you know that this year we will have a full-time school resource officer (SRO), Lucinda Blenis. Please introduce yourself to Lucinda when you meet her at the school.

    All of us at Ross Elementary School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be an incredible year. This year we will continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections. As your leader, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors is excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year. You will also notice a new face at the front door, Morgan Fielding. Morgan is the secretary for Ross Elementary School and will be greeting you when you call or visit the school. 

    I look forward to working with you to help each student at Ross Elementary meet his or her goals and have a successful school year!


    Ms. Heather Wertman

    Ms. Heather Wertman
    (570) 477.5050