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Principal’s Corner: Lucky to be a part of Kings Beach Elementary

Kyle Mohagen
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Kyle Mohagen is principal of Kings Beach Elementary School.

After nearly two years as the principal at Kings Beach Elementary School, I have grown to truly love the school and the community it serves. Kings Beach Elementary is a very special place, and I want to take a moment to share the things I love about being the principal.

First and foremost, I love our students. We have 372 children attending school this year, and each and every one of them is unique and a delight to be around. I love working with students in their classroom, talking with them at lunch, and playing at recess.

Through my interactions, I get updated on ski races, dance competitions, football, baseball, soccer games, rock climbing competitions, sleepovers, family vacations, and which movies are worth seeing.

It is amazing to see all the activities that students participate in while still being successful in school. This is a true testament to the strength of our kids and one of the things I love most about KBE.

Kings Beach Elementary would not be successful without its tremendous teaching staff. I love the teachers at Kings Beach. You will not find more dedicated, passionate, hardworking individuals anywhere else.

It is exciting and fulfilling to work with a group of people that are emotionally invested in their students and put forth every possible effort to ensure their success. Our teachers work tirelessly to create classroom environments that are conducive to learning and to provide quality lessons that allow every student to learn the standards.

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Our teachers not only know and teach all the California State Standards, but they do it in Spanish and English, which demonstrates their educational and instructional strength.

The support staff at KBE loves coming to work and enriching the positive environment of the school. Our secretary, health aid, librarian, custodians, paraprofessionals, lunch supervisors, and cooks all care deeply about our students and provide the opportunity for every child to make a meaningful connection with an adult.

Not only does the support staff complete their work at a high level but they also fill in wherever and whenever needed. They help keep the school running and I love that.

Parents of Kings Beach students are incredibly caring and supportive. I love being on the playground before school and having conversations with parents. Our parent network is immense and provides valuable assistance to the school.

Our parents provide countless hours of volunteer time, fundraising efforts to provide the most up to date materials for classrooms, and a support system that extends beyond school.

While we as a school provide an awesome education for our students, we cannot do everything. This is why I love our community partners. Our partnerships with SWEP, The Boys and Girls Club, The Family Resource Center, The Kidzone, Tahoe Safe Alliance, and Arts for the Schools provide our students with academic and social-emotional enrichment opportunities that help each of our students' develop as a whole child.

I am incredibly lucky to be the principal at Kings Beach Elementary School and to be able to come to a job that I love and share every day with people that make my life better. Kings Beach Elementary is not only the best school ever but the best place ever.

Kyle Mohagen is principal of Kings Beach Elementary School within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Visit ttusd.org for more.