Dear Lafayette Cougar Community,
My name is Megan Weir and it is an honor and privilege to be the principal at Lafayette Elementary!
Most of my time in BVSD has been spent at Angevine Middle School, and I’m thrilled to continue to be a part of the Lafayette Elementary - Angevine Middle - Centaurus High feeder system. Lafayette is a special place for me; my family and I moved to Lafayette when I was 12. Although I went straight to Angevine, my younger siblings went to Lafayette Elementary- and we all graduated from Centaurus High School. Although I live in Erie today, I'm a Lafayette community member in my roots. I worked summer jobs at the Lafayette Recreation Center, Lamont Does pool and the YMCA while I was teaching and I still volunteer at various Lafayette organizations today. I absolutely love the Lafayette community and know that it is a special place!
Lafayette Elementary School provides a rich academic program in a culturally diverse environment. Students benefit from individualized opportunities made possible by a comprehensive Gifted and Talented focus program. This program is designed to provide personalized instruction for identified gifted students and advanced programming for academically talented students. A full-time Gifted and Talented Coordinator works directly with students, teachers and parents to design educational experiences based upon identified strengths and talents. The staff is committed to providing differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students, including second language learners and children with special needs. A character education program, class meetings, Peace Place and leadership groups for students foster a positive school climate. Preschool classes, Full-Day Kindergarten, and the School Age Childcare (SAC) program offer additional options to families at our school. Lafayette Elementary is a nurturing neighborhood school and a diverse, inclusive and exciting place to learn. (To read more about what Lafayette can offer your family, please see the “About” section of our website!)
I am so excited to get to know the students, staff, and family members that make up the Lafayette school community. My door is always open to you. I heartily welcome students, parents, and staff reaching out and sharing how things are going. I will communicate with you often as well, and keep you up to date on Cougar happenings!
I look forward to meeting all of you, please reach out if you need anything over the year.