Principal's Message


Dear Loon Lake Elementary Families,

It is with great pride that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed principal of Loon Lake Elementary School.  I am very excited to be taking on this role and look forward to getting to know the Loon Lake Community as we move into the new school year.

Let me tell you a bit about myself. After high school I attended Western Michigan University, never doubting that I wanted to be anything other than an educator. I went on to get my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 2007.  In 2001, I began my teaching career with Clarenceville Public Schools as both a middle school science teacher and also a second grade teacher. In 2003, I was very fortunate to be hired by Livonia Public Schools.  Throughout my career in Livonia, I was a classroom teacher, teaching second through sixth grades and an academic interventionist.  In 2015, I stepped into an administrator role as the Assistant Principal of Riley Upper Elementary School. I currently reside in South Lyon with my husband and our three children.

When it comes to your child, I want you to know that my number one priority is student safety.  As a parent myself, I know how important it is to know that the environment you send your child to on a daily basis is safe.  I also want you to know that your student’s success is a top priority of mine.  I firmly believe that every child can be successful at school and will work to help your child achieve his/her highest potential. 

That old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child” is so true.  I invite you to work with me to help your child learn and grow throughout his/her time here at Loon Lake Elementary School.  Please do not hesitate to stop in and speak with me.  I hope that as we start this experience together, it will not be hard to tell that I want your child to be successful, I want you to have the tools you need to help your child do his/her best, and I want you and your child to feel valued and appreciated as members of the Loon Lake community.  I am very proud to be a part of Loon Lake Elementary School and I hope you are, too!

I look forward to getting to know you and working with you and your child. Please feel free to see me about anything.


Abbie A. Kidder