Principal's Message

  • Dear Oak Forest Community,


    I am happy to announce that I have been selected to serve as the next principal of Oak Forest Elementary.  I am joining the Oak Forest family after serving the Pilgrim Academy community for the past eleven years, rising from teacher and coach to dean of students and then elementary assistant principal. 


    During my time as an administrator, Pilgrim Academy was distinguished as a Gold Ribbon school for three consecutive years and most recently earned all distinctions in the 2017 TEA accountability ratings.  I also learned the value of developing deep and long-lasting relationships between members in a learning community.  This understanding has afforded me a meaningful appreciation for the wonderful learning environment that has been carefully cultivated for Oak Forest students.  In the short time I have had to become acquainted with our faculty, I have seen the dedication of the community to keeping the focus on our children's successful development.  I look forward to getting to know all of you and learning how I can help further nurture the growth of our community.


    On a personal note, my family is also excited about joining the Oak Forest family!  My wife, Lesley, and I have a lively five year old daughter, Madeleine.  In our spare time, we enjoy visiting the zoo, walking our two dogs, and helping Madeleine search for dinosaur bones in our back yard.


    Andrew Casler
    Principal, Oak Forest Elementary