Hello Heartland Jaguars! My name is Annette Sauceda and I am your proud principal. The 2017-18 school year marks my 15th year in education and my 7th year in administration.

I was born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia and earned my Bachelors and Masters degrees at West Virginia University. I then moved to Orlando, Florida and taught for three years before moving to Overland Park in 2006. I began my career in Blue Valley as a math teacher, School Improvement Specialist, Administrative Intern, Assistant Principal and now Principal. In 2007, I attended Baker University to receive my Administration license and completed my Doctorate in Educational Leadership in May 2017.

My husband, Tony, and I have 8-year-old twin boys, Miles & Keenan who are 3rd graders at Lakewood Elementary School. We also have a rescue dog named Sam. Being an educator helps me be a better mom, and being a mom helps me be a better educator. We are ALL in this together!

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