A Message from the Principal:
In 1985 I graduated from William Paterson College of New Jersey with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. My first year of teaching was in Hugo City Schools, Hugo Oklahoma where I served as the Chorus Director for the middle and high schools. I started teaching in Lake County Florida in early 1987 with a brief stint as Media Specialist at Fruitland Park Elementary School on a temporary contract. In the fall of 1987 I began teaching Band and Chorus at Tavares High School where I remained until 1995. During my time at THS, I worked on my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at The University of South Florida, completing it in 1993. I left THS to enter the world of school administration when I accepted an Assistant Principal appointment at South Lake High School in the fall of 1995. I stayed at SLHS for 15 years serving six years as an Assistant Principal and nine years as Principal. In 2010 I was appointed to the Principal position at Carver Middle School and two years later named Principal here at VELL.
I am very happy to be the leader of The Villages Elementary of Lady Lake. I have found the learning environment here at Villages to be exceptional with high expectations supported by a very talented teaching staff and unprecedented community support. I am excited to be part of such a positive and successful school family and I look forward to a great future for our students.
Together We Can!
Dave Bordenkircher, Principal