Forest Lake Elementary NASA Explorer School Magnet
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Mr. Benjamin Jackson, Principal

Greetings Forest Lake Family,
With pleasure, I would like to welcome you to Forest Lake Elementary, where we are Eagles SOARing to be the best! At Forest Lake, we strive to provide all of our students with a learning experience that will grow them into well-defined leaders of tomorrow. We are grateful to have such an amazing faculty and staff that is passionate about teaching and learning and an active parent community that values and supports our school's mission and vision. Together we will provide our students with the skills needed as we challenge them to SOAR to excellence!

Thank you for entrusting Forest Lake Elementary with your child's education. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Mr. Benjamin Jackson, Principal

Contact Information
Telephone: 803-782-0470 X 74001
FAX: 803-738-7365

Educational Background
B.S. Elementary Education, South Carolina State University
M.Ed., Divergent Learning, Columbia College
M.Ed., Elementary Administration & Supervision, Charleston Southern University


Maranda Hayward, Assistant Principal

Greetings Forest Lake Family,
My name is Maranda Hayward and I am truly honored and delighted to be a part of such a remarkable school committed to academic excellence, building responsible citizens, and forging great relationships with parents and community members.  The elementary school years are important and critical times for students, so it is our goal as a team to provide students with an enriching school experience that promotes academic engagement and encourages students to see leadership qualities within themselves.  
Working together, I am confident that we will continue to foster a safe nurturing learning environment, where all students can learn and grow academically and socially.  We look forward to working with each of you in preparing our students to soar into an exceptional school year.

Contact Information
Email: mhayward@richland2.org
Telephone: 803-782-0407 Ext. 74002
FAX: 803-738-7365

Educational Background
B.A., Psychology, University of South Carolina
M.A.T., Special Education, University of South Carolina
M.Ed., Educational Administration, University of South Carolina


Marian Scullion, Magnet Lead


Our two magnet programs  - NASA Explorer School and the Elementary Learning Collaborative - make our school an exceptional place to learn! I have had the privilege of working at Forest Lake for over 25 years. Working together,our teachers, support staff, and families create a learning environment that is exciting and challenging. I hope you will visit our site and our school to see all that we have to offer!

Contact Information
Email: mscullio@richland2.org
Telephone: 803-782-0470 X 74426
FAX: 803-738-7365

Education Information:
B.A. Early Childhood Education, University of South Carolina
Master of Science Educational Media
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