DeBeck Elementary School


Congratulations and Best Wishes To Ms. Lai

This morning we received word from the Richmond School District that our beloved, Ms. Sara Lai, has been appointed as VIce Principal at Westwind Elementary School. 

It has been an emotional day for all of us as we are so sad to see such an amazing teacher and close friend leave us. Sara has touched all of us with her kindness, compassion, and creative ways - and her outstanding teaching and leadership skills have left an impression that will remain with us for the rest of our lives. She will be missed greatly and we know that she will be impossible to replace. 

But it has also been an exciting day because we are also pleased and proud that the Board has recognized what we have known for a long time - that Sara is an outstanding educational leader.  We have every confidence that Sara will not only make a difference in lives of the students, families and staff at Westwind, but she will be a leader who makes a profound impact upon the entire District of Richmond in the years to come.

Over the next couple of weeks, please join us in congratulating Ms. Lai on her appointment as Vice Principal and thank her for all she has done for everyone within the DeBeck community. She has humbly asked that we all focus on enjoying the remaining time we have with her here at DeBeck - and rather than being sad about saying farwell, that we celebrate the good times we have had together as this school year winds down. 

Thu, 2018/06/14 - 2:32pm