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Lake Highlands Elementary

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Principal Emily Gruninger

My name is Emily Gruninger, and I am beginning my sixth year as the principal of Lake Highlands Elementary. I just completed my 16th year of educational experience, all in RISD. Prior to becoming the principal at LHE, I served as a classroom teacher, instructional specialist, and assistant principal. I graduated from Texas A&M, and I so thrilled to be serving in the Lake Highlands community! I am looking forward to working with the LHE staff, parents, and community members to ensure that each student experiences growth this school year.

  • Emily.Gruninger@risd.org
Mark Bell, LHE

Assistant Principal Mark Bell

My name is Mark Bell, and I am so happy to be the Assistant Principal of Lake Highlands Elementary School. This will be my 4th year as the AP at LHE and my 13th year in education. I was previously a teacher, coach, and assistant principal in Louisiana. My wife is a Richardson ISD teacher, and we love the RISD community!

  • Mark.Bell@risd.org