Laura C. Saunders Elementary

Racing to Proficiency!

At Laura C. Saunders Elementary School, our mission is to develop life-long academically successful, healthy learners by working in partnership with families and the community. We have established an atmosphere conducive to enabling our children to develop, not only academically, but also emotionally and socially, thereby creating in children a sense of themselves and the world around them.

Our Faculty and Staff are committed to fostering our students' journey to a future of limitless possibilities. 
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2023-2024 Mental Health Family Resources

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2023-2024 M-DCPS K-12 Comprehensive Evidence-Based Reading Plan

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MDCPS Parents' Bill of Rights

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MDCPS Student Code of Conduct

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  • 505 Southwest 8th Street, Homestead, FL, USA
  •  +1-305-247-3933 - Main Office
  •  School Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten & 1st Grade School Hours: Monday: 8:20am-1:50pm Tuesday: 8:20am-1:50pm Wednesday: 8:20am-1:50pm Thursday: 8:20am-1:50pm Friday: 8:20am-1:50pm 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade School Hours: Monday: 8:35am-3:05pm Tuesday: 8:35am-3:05pm Wednesday: 8:35am-1:50pm Thursday: 8:35am-3:05pm Friday: 8:35am-3:05pm ***Please note that ALL students are dismissed at 1:50PM on WEDNESDAY

Dr. Kamila Lillie-Johnson


Ms. Raquel Reinoso Ortega

Assistant Principal

Ms. Jenifer Caves


Officer Cuevas

School Resource Officer

Ms. Kimberly Harris

School Secretary & Treasurer

Ms. Lucia Herrera

School Counselor

Ms. Ania Someillan

School Counselor

Ms. Sonya Grant

Community Involvement Specialist

Ms. Sealy

School Psychologist

Ms. Michaelle Alexandre

Mental Health Specialist

Ms. Valentina Araujo

Social Worker

Ms. Lindner

Media Specialist

Ms. Chrishae Moss

Primary Reading Coach

Ms. Hylton-Stewart

Intermediate Reading Coach

Ms. Shevonne Higss

Elementary Math Coach

Ms. Sylvette Garcia

SPED Teacher

Ms. Taylor

SPED Teacher

Ms. Ferrer

ESOL Chair

Ms. Laura Heeb


Ms. Idalia Elgueta


Ms. Harris


Ms. Patricia Escandell


Ms. Victoria Loatman


Ms. Hermann


Ms. Sierra

Ms. Green

Ms. Gonzalez

Ms. Fisher

Dr. Walker

Ms. Britteny Ford


Ms. Pierre


Ms. Gina Fuller


Ms. Luna

Ms. Angelitha Ward


Mr. Kevin Hutchinson

Ms. Vanessa Valverde


Dr. Catherine McKham


Ms. Genesis Cruz

Behavioral Management Lead Teacher

Ms. Dominguez

EBD Clinician

Ms. Elaine Lee-McPherson


Ms. J. Wilson

EBD Paraprofessional

Mr. Jeffrey Hollingsworth

Art Teacher

Coach Oscar Rizo

Physical Education Teacher


VPK Voluntary Pre-kindergarten

Must have a VPK certificate from CDS (Child Development Services) Available at the South Dade Government Center, 10710 SW 211 Street;

Tel: 305-234-1457

Kindergarten and all other students new to Miami-Dade County Public Schools will need the following before attending class:

  • Original Birth Certificate or legal proof of name of Student
  • Health and Immunization Forms
  • 2 Forms of Proof of current residency
  • Photo ID of Parent/Guardian

Transfers from current Miami-Dade County Schools

Parent or legal guardian must present a valid withdrawal slip from sending school and proof of residency in the parent or legal guardian’s name. 

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Can I Ride a Bus?

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School Info: This application is useful for users to determine attendance/transportation boundaries for specific schools. In addition, specific boundaries for magnet programs are reflected.

Can I Ride a Bus?: This application allows users to determine transportation eligibility based on their address. In addition, it provides directions & walk distance for students that are not eligible. Students that are eligible will be provided confirmation of their eligibility based on being over 2 miles and within the school boundary