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Principal's Message



I am honored to continue to be a part of the Cawston team now serving as the principal of Cawston Elementary.  I am committed to promoting a culture of learning and inclusion where all students are empowered to realize their potential in a supportive environment. As we are currently preparing for the 2021-22 school year, we could not be more excited for the return of our students. We know that last year was difficult and are looking forward to working with our families and students for a successful transition back to school. We also understand that our students and families may need extra support in this transition.  Cawston is prepared to provide a positive culture of caring and support, recognizing what our families have been through.  We welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to learning and we look forward to working with you and your children. We are delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. 

The 2021-22 school year will mark my 19th year in education. I have had the opportunity of working in Hemet Unified as a teacher and assistant principal before this new role of principal. I have raised my family in this valley and could not be more proud to be a part of this community.  I look forward to working with you and your students, ensuring that all students feel valued and respected.  We are fortunate to have parents as partners in this endeavor.   

Cawston’s goals are aligned with our district goals of Teaching and Learning, Systems of Support, and Culture and Climate with a focus this year on Literacy and Chronic Absenteeism.  It is so important that your students are at school everyday and on time. Our expert team at Cawston will maintain it’s focus on student growth and development during the 2021-22 school year as we continue to promote a respectful, responsible and safe learning environment.  It is our desire for students to feel connected and develop a love for learning that will give them the self-confidence and motivation to be successful. Your engagement will help your students feel connected to our school community. We welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to learning and we look forward to working alongside you and your children. 

Thank you for entrusting your students to us every day. We consider our families to be our partners and encourage family engagement at Cawston. The Cawston Team is deeply invested in all of our students, while at the same time, dedicate ourselves to moving the school forward in a positive direction by Embracing, Educating and Empowering Every Student, Every Day!  


Leeann Taylor