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Letter from the Principal


My name is Ana Ave, and I am the principal of Edgelea Elementary. I am very passionate about education, and I look forward to collaborating with you to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging and high-quality educational experience. As the parent to four grown children, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. Parents are every child’s first and most important teacher, and I believe that by working together, we can ensure your child’s social, emotional and academic needs are being met.

Before joining the amazing Edgelea staff, I worked as an administrator for Delphi Community Schools and the Lafayette School Corporation. I have experience teaching first, second and fourth grades in the general education setting, and I have worked as a specialist/coordinator for special education services, too. My academic background includes my undergraduate degree in elementary and special education from Ball State University, my master's degree in science from Indiana University/Purdue University of Indianapolis, and my Educational Administrative Certification from Indiana Wesleyan.

I believe that great schools are the result of great teachers, so my primary objective will be to ensure that every student is receiving high-quality instruction from every teacher at Edgelea. In order to do this, I will be providing teachers with feedback on their instruction, making available quality professional development and reaching out to parents for support with academic and behavioral concerns to ensure our students are reaching their full potential.

I will be working closely with Mrs. Megan Gregory, assistant principal, to guarantee all of our scholars are intellectually challenged and have access to social and emotional support critical to children in their elementary years. At Edgelea, we believe kindness matters, and we strive to create an environment where all children feel safe to learn and to grow. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families. Please feel free to contact me with your questions, ideas, suggestions or concerns at