Lake Asbury Elementary School


principal roche

Phone: 904-336-3075

Degrees and Certificates:

Bachelor’s Degree in English and Education - University of Florida

Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership - UNF

Certified in: School Principal (All Levels), Educational Leadership K-12, Elementary Education K-6, English (6-12), Exceptional Student Education K-12, Reading Endorsed

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

Principal and Title IX Coordinator, Heather Roche

I am honored to be the Principal of this high achieving, widely respected school. The Administrative Team at LAE always strives to maintain the status and fine reputation this school has achieved through the steadfast, hard work of students, teachers, and parents alike.

Our mission at Lake Asbury Elementary is to increase the academic achievement of all students. Lake Asbury Elementary, working collaboratively with all stakeholders, will provide a public education experience that is motivating, challenging, and rewarding for all children. Our teachers will provide rigorous and relevant learning opportunities for each child to experience academic success within a safe and inviting environment. 

Lake Asbury Elementary School is a school which exists to prepare lifelong learners for success in a global and competitive workplace and in acquiring applicable life skills.

Here at LAE, we take pride in our excellent teaching staff and hard-working students, parents and supportive community. We share a common goal of preparing each student to be successful in further education or the workforce. We work hard to ensure that our students are successful in meeting rigorous state standards, and are prepared for the challenge of each transition throughout their school career and beyond. And, most importantly, we are kind!

I am exceptionally proud to be the Principal of Lake Asbury Elementary.

Go Rams!

Heather Roche

asst principal petrelli

Phone: (904) 336-1575

Degrees and Certificates:

BA Psychology/Minor Criminology 

MEd Educational Leadership

K-6 Elementary Education

K-12 ESE

K-12 Ed Leadership


Reading Endorsement

West Virginia University

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

University of North Florida

“Education is the one thing no one can take away from you.”

Elin Nordegren

Assistant Principal, Treena Petrelli

Dear Lake Asbury Elementary Families, 

Welcome to the home of the Rams! I am so excited to serve as the Assistant Principal at Lake Asbury Elementary School. It is a true honor to be a part of this community and team.  

I look forward to meeting all of the families here and I feel extremely fortunate for this opportunity to work with the wonderful children and the talented staff at LAE. 

Our partnership with our families will be essential in helping move students towards success. I am confident that with the support of all stakeholders, we can achieve great things and equip all of our scholars with the academic and life skills they need to be successful. 

Thank you for trusting us with your children. If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact me at 904-336-1575. 


Treena Petrelli

Assistant Principal 

Lake Asbury Elementary

asst principal ehlinger

Phone: (904) 336-1621


Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism - Indiana University

Master’s of Educational Leadership - University of North Florida


Elementary Education (K-6)

Exceptional Student Education (K-12)

Educational Leadership (All Levels)

Gifted Endorsement

English for Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement

“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai 

Assistant Principal, Jessica Ehlinger

Hello Rams!

It is a distinct honor and privilege to introduce myself as your new Assistant Principal! I am incredibly excited to serve the Lake Asbury Elementary community this school year and look forward to getting to know you all as we jump into a year sure to be filled with learning, growth, friendship, adventures, and discoveries!

My journey as an educator has been unique as I started working with kindergarteners and first graders 18 years ago after graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Journalism. As an alternatively certified teacher, I had to work that much harder to develop the skills necessary to support my students since my degree did not prepare me for the career for which I was destined. The work ethic and passion forged in those early years stayed with me and in 2017 I was selected to represent Clay County as the District Teacher of the Year which provided me with opportunities to view teaching and learning through a wider lens. 

Former Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart challenged me to impact student learning beyond the walls of my own classroom which inspired me to set off on this path into leadership. It is my hope that I can continue to learn and grow as a new school leader while supporting and positively impacting each student, family, faculty, and staff member here at Lake Asbury Elementary. I’m thrilled to be a Ram!

Work hard. Be kind!

Jessica Ehlinger