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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 introduction to you as the newly appointed Preschool Principal at Lincoln International Academy.  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 the field of education for a little over ten years while teaching grades from 10th all the way down to 5th grade.  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 in this upcoming year.


For many of you, Lincoln International Academy is the beginning of your child(ren)’s education. To those students and parents who are 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 in which your children will be nurtured as they embark on their academic careers. I am glad to 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 at 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 a variety of 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 a 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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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.


Mary Heaner

Preschool Principal


Jennifer Zelaya

Principal's Assistant

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Melissa Lugo

PS & ES Counselor

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