Assistant Principal: Mrs. Jyllene Durocher
Welcome Back Panthers! I am honored to serve as the Assistant Principal of Highland Lakes Elementary. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with ESOL and Reading endorsements from St. Petersburg College, Master’s degree in Educational Leadership (K-12), and Educational Specialist degree from Saint Leo University. I’ve been a part of Pinellas County Schools since 2014 as a classroom teacher at Safety Harbor Elementary (2014-2020) and most recently, Assistant Principal at Eisenhower Elementary School (2020-2022). After taking some time off with my son, I am thrilled to be joining the community of Highland Lakes!
I am committed to making this school year a positive experience for you and your family. I believe that students are the center and focus of all school-based decisions. It is important that we meet the needs of all students academically, socially, and emotionally. I will work diligently with teachers, parents, and community members to ensure students thrive at Highland Lakes Elementary, and to prepare every student for their future.
Please know that my door is always open. I whole-heartedly welcome your input as parents and community members, and I am looking forward to celebrating all our wonderful successes with you throughout the school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.