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Principal's Message

Lilac principal
Dr. Maysa Bitar

Greetings Lilac Families, Guardians, and Community Members,

It is my pleasure to introduce myself, Maysa H. Bitar, as the new principal of Lilac School. My passion for long life learning, and student achievement has been reflected in my fourteen years in education. I have served as a teacher, Student Study Plan Coordinator, Interim Principal, as well as grade level district lead for the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment team. I was also honored as the VCPUSD district Teacher of the Year in 2017. I have earned my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (with a specialty in Math and Science), and my master’s and doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership. Prior to joining our VCPUSD family in 2013, I was a Lead Teacher who chaired the curriculum and instruction team at my school site in the San Bruno Park School District.

The Lilac staff and faculty believe in a well-rounded education. To ensure the success of all our students, we offer multiple opportunities to address their needs whether physical, social, emotional, or academic. Such opportunities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Dual Language program

  • General music and band classes

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program featuring the EPIC Lab

  • State of the art technology area equipped with LEGO Education kits, Apple TVs, LCD Screens, 3D printers, robots, drones and much more 

  • MakerSpace for students to collaborate and share knowledge to bring ideas to life

  • Tinkerlab

  • Drone Club

  • FAVE (Fine Art Volunteer Education)

  • LEAF (Lilac’s Educational Agricultural Farm)

  • Recycling Club

These resources are designed to enhance students’ 21st century skills and prepare them for success in school, career, and life. Our goal is to promote students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills by providing them with ample opportunities to collaborate and experiment.

Our families are the number one resource for our students’ success. The Lilac team will work closely with you to ensure both students’ safety and a well-rounded education. It really does take a village. Your partnership will assist in creating a positive learning environment and a healthy school climate where students will fulfill their potential and thrive intellectually, socially, and physically. We would love to see you on campus as your presence provides value to our students, staff, and the entire school community.

It is both an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with the care and education of your children. I look forward to a productive partnership in this upcoming year. Please feel free to connect with me as I love to hear your feedback. My door is always open!

 


Sincerely, 

Maysa H. Bitar, Ph.D

Lilac School Principal