• Dear Parents, Family and Friends,



    As Principal of Tavares Elementary School, I am excited and committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children.  As a product of Lake County Schools, being a part of a local school community is important to me.  I look forward to working together and building relationships that help strengthen the Tavares Elementary family.  I attended Lake County Schools as a student myself and have served as a teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal during my twenty five year tenure.

    Here at TES, we will improve student achievement by setting high expectations and providing a supportive learning environment for students. Through the teaching of rigorous standards and actively involving students in their own learning, we will prepare students to be college and career ready.

    Along with staff, I will work hard to insure that our high expectations are met.  I know as a team, we will continue to achieve great things.




    Durenda McKinney  Bulldogs paw