A Message From the Principal

KwonFamilies of Casa Loma Elementary,

I am humbled and honored to serve as your new principal!  My name is Lemuel Kwon, and I am proud to say that I am a former student of Bakersfield City School District, where I attended Pioneer Drive and Sierra Jr. High.  I worked for BCSD for 12 years: 7 years in the classroom at Garza and Longfellow Elementary, 4 years as the Academic Coach at Noble, two summers as the Migrant Academy Lead, two summers as Summer School Principal at Harris and Casa Loma, and most recently, as the Dean of Students and Vice Principal at Munsey Elementary.

My 12 years in BCSD have shaped my perspective as an educational leader:  That we must work collaboratively with all staff, parents, and community members to do what’s best for our students and accelerate student learning.  We at Casa Loma will strive to know our students and make data-driven decisions to engage, inspire, and empower every child to succeed.  

I am very excited to partner with you throughout this new school year. Please know that I have an open door policy and would love to meet with you.  I look forward to meeting you and continuing the great work that has already begun here at Casa Loma.   


Ms. Kwon


Lemuel Kwon
Casa Loma Elementary School
525 East Casa Loma Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 631-5200

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Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.