Mr. Keith Keiper



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Mr. Keith Keiper


I am truly excited and honored to serve as the Principal at Lemon Crest Elementary School. As I begin my tenure, I look forward to establishing relationships with our students, staff, families, and community.  It is my goal to be part of a learning community where students are excited to come to school, adults love coming to work, and families are proud to send their children to our school.   

My family and I have recently relocated to San Diego, from the Inland Empire, and we all love our new community!  I began my career in 1998 as an elementary school teacher with San Bernardino City Unified School District, and over the past 20 years I served that community as a teacher, intervention specialist, program facilitator, and administrator. As an administrator, I have had the opportunity to serve both elementary and middle school communities.

I believe that as educators, it is our job to provide our students with opportunities to dig deep into content, collaborate, be creative, and make connections between what they learn in the classroom and the world they live in.  I am passionate about technology, and believe it is imperative to give our students the skills they’ll need to be digitally literate in the 21st Century.

 Home/School communication is critical.  It is my belief that if we work together, we can provide a supportive and encouraging school experience where all students will learn, grow, and succeed! I believe in an open door policy, and am always available to answer any questions or address concerns.

Again, I look forward to establishing roots and building relationships within the Lakeside community.  Here’s to a great beginning of a wonderful journey! Go Lions!

Keith Keiper
(619) 390-2527