My name is Lara Storm and I am the principal of Monarch Grove Elementary School, a TK-5 school located in Los Osos. I have been the principal here since 2014, and I am excited to lead such a vibrant and supportive learning community.
Before coming to Monarch Grove, I was the principal of Fairgrove Elementary in Grover Beach for five years. In that time, we implemented a number of innovative programs and earned the Title 1 Academic Achievement Award. We received state and national recognition for our work involving teacher coaching, observation, and professional development.
Before becoming a principal, I was a classroom teacher for seven years, teaching 6th grade, 4th grade, and 3rd-6th grade intervention. In 2007, I had the honor of being the San Luis Obispo County Teacher of the Year. I earned my B.A. in Communications at the University of North Dakota and worked as the director of special projects (fundraising, special events and public relations) for Special Olympics North Dakota before becoming an educator.
I live right here in Los Osos with my husband and two young children. I am thrilled to now be able to use my career to make a difference for my own community. To me, one of the most rewarding aspects of being a principal is the relationships developed with others. I look forward to getting to know the students and partnering with families to challenge and support all of our learners.
When you see me on campus, please stop and say hello. It is going to be a terrific year!