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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year and our school website. As principal of Country Lane Elementary, a 2023 California Distinguished School, I am thrilled to be part of such a vibrant and diverse community dedicated to improving the academic, social, and emotional well-being of all our students. Country Lane Elementary is a transitional kindergarten through fifth-grade school in the Moreland School District. Our school is known for its exemplary staff, responsible, capable students, and involved, supportive families.


Each year our staff chooses a focus as a way to embed continuous growth into our profession. This year we are channeling The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon . The book takes the reader through an inspiring and enlightening journey revealing 10 secrets to approaching life with a positive outlook. Through the engaging and instructive story, he shares powerful insights and offers a roadmap toward overcoming adversities and bringing out the best in oneself. Practicing the ten rules can assist you in building successful work teams and improving relationships.

We are also continuing with The Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros. The premise of the book is that as a staff and as a community we…

  • Invest in Relationships
  • Normalize Struggle as a part of Learning & Growing
  • Emphasize Choice & Provide Time for Reflection
  • Value Sharing

This allows us to pinpoint what is best for each particular learner and to make sure that they leave Country Lane better people because of their experiences in school. This aligns with our school vision as well.


Country Lane’s Vision - Be curious~Be kind~Be the change


Country Lane’s Mission - A Country Lane Elementary education will ensure that:

  •  Students exhibit curiosity by asking questions, thinking critically, working hard, and trying new ideas. 
  • Students will show kindness by taking care of themselves and others, respecting differences, and being patient and supportive of one another. 
  • Students will impact change by finding ways to make a difference for themselves and their community as they work toward a better future. 


Country Lane’s Goals - The Country Lane staff will build on this premise by actively investigating and refining our skill set through the lens of: 

  • instruction that engages all students equitably   
  • systemic and (rigorous) expectations with support to help all students succeed  
  • a school climate that promotes physical and emotional well-being 


We believe that with a strong and positive home-school connection, your children will have the best opportunity to reach their potential, both academically and socially. We look forward to working with you to achieve a positive year, full of learning and growing. We value your input, ideas, questions, and concerns. Together we make a powerful team.


Keri A Billings

Keri Billings, 

Country Lane Principal