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Principal Jules Laaperi

  • Welcome to Westridge Elementary, home of the Wildcats! My name is Jules Laaperi and I am honored to be the principal of our incredible school. I am thrilled to join the amazing community that is Westridge Elementary. With thoughtful and vibrant students and families and a knowledgeable and dedicated staff, there is nothing we cannot accomplish together. As an educator I have had the opportunity to work with brilliant individuals and communities that have helped shape who I am and what I stand for. I believe in school’s being community spaces where we can wrap around students to support them in achieving at high levels and becoming citizens who believe in doing the right thing. I believe in creating inclusive spaces where each and every individual is celebrated, embraced, and cared for. I believe in educational equity and tailoring learning experiences for each and every child.

    Westridge has a strong tradition of educational excellence. Our staff is hard working, professional, talented, planful and caring. We ensure students get what they need educationally, socially, and emotionally. We care deeply about each and every child’s success and value your partnership in this goal.

    You can join our partnership in many ways such as becoming a part of our PTSO, volunteering your time, or attending our school events. We look forward to collaborating with you and welcoming you and your children to the Westridge family!


    Jules Laaperi