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 Dear Helen Keller Families,
Welcome to another fantastic year at Helen Keller!  It is with great honor that I introduce myself, Yamiler Varela, as the new principal at Helen Keller Elementary. I am thrilled about joining the Helen Keller Family.
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself. I was raised in Lynwood, attended Lynwood schools from Kinder through 12th grade. I have been dedicated in supporting the success of children as part of the Lynwood Unified School District for 17 years. I have 10 years classroom teaching experience spanning from 1st grade through 8th grade. I served 2 years as an Instructional Lead and 5 years as an Assistant Principal.
I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can reach their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
1.       Attend school daily and arrive on time
2.       Read daily to improve literacy skills
3.       Share school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
4.       Know that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college
As the new principal at Helen Keller Elementary, I am committed to ensuring that students needs and interests help shape instruction and that students have a safe environment where they can thrive.  Through the collaboration of students, staff and parents we can make this happen!  The staff and I look forward to a year of wonderful experiences.   
Mrs. Yamiler Varela 

Our Mission

The mission of Lynwood Unified School District, the cultivator of innovative thinkers, is to ensure each student fearlessly achieves his or her highest academic and personal aspirations while contributing to the greater society through a unique system distinguished by: • people of great character who inspire and lead by example • the instilling of courage to be creative • the transformative uses of technology • safe and clean environments • the honoring of all voices of our community.

About Us

All students graduate college-ready to achieve their highest academic and personal aspirations.
All students possess noble character.
Each student fulfills his or her vision of personal and professional success.
Each student actualizes his or her true identity through leading a purposeful life.
All students exceed grade level achievement and college content-readiness assessments.

Recent News

LUSD Parent and Student Handbook available on Keller Website

"The Parent and Student Handbook is online at https://www.lynwood.k12.ca.us for your convenience. However you may request a hard copy of the handbook from your child’s school. If you have questions or would like to review specific documents in the handbook, please contact an administrator at your child’s school. All parents are required to sign the “Acknowledgement of Receipt and Review” form below, and return it to your child’s school."