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Welcome to Preschool 

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Welcome to LIA Preschool!


 “If Excellence is Possible, then Good is Not Enough.” (Hilda Parler, my 8th grade Math Teacher)


It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of welcome to you as the Preschool Principal.  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead an area of a school with such a rich tradition of education!  I have been dedicated to education for over ten years while teaching grades from 10th down to 5th grade.  Furthermore, I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to Lincoln International Academy and work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success this upcoming school year.

For many of you, Lincoln International Academy begins your child(ren)’s education. To those students and parents new to LIA we extend an especially warm welcome and best wishes for an exciting and productive year in your new school. We hope that you will quickly feel at home and become involved in the activities of our school through the LPA (Lincoln Parent Association) and your child’s classroom program.  

Our staff is thrilled to be building the educational foundation upon which your children grow. LIA Preschool is a happy, welcoming area where your children will be nurtured as they embark on their academic careers. I welcome you as partners in your child’s learning and hope you will be a familiar face at LIA Preschool. Your child is our top priority, and we look forward to continuing to work together.

Our Preschool services grades PK2-Kindergarten. Our staff is talented and specifically trained in early childhood education. Best practices are implemented as we ensure that your children receive both the social and academic curriculum.

 We value your participation during all school events and hope to provide various opportunities to help us connect with your child and family. Educational research shows that one of the most important characteristics of an effective school is building a strong home-school relationship. LIA welcomes your involvement and seeks to create strong home-to-school relationships.

I am looking forward to keeping in touch with you in the weeks to come, and wish you every blessing in the year ahead.  If you would like to contact me, my email address is  

In Christ,

Mary Elston Heaner

Preschool Principal

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Preschool Leadership Team

Communication is key for our team and we are always available during school hours to answer questions to ensure your child feels safe, supported, and cared for. Do not hesitate to contact us.

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Mary Heaner

Preschool Principal

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Jennifer Zelaya

Principal's Assistant

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