Principal's Message

Phone: (626)974-4100


Degrees and Certifications:

Azusa Pacific University- Ed.D. Educational Leadership (pending) Azusa Pacific University- Admin. Services credential American Military University - M.Ed.- Special Education Eastern Nazarene College- B.A. Elementary Education

Mrs. Alayna Effinger

Dear Ben Lomond Families:

My name is Alayna Effinger and  I am extremely proud to be the principal at Ben Lomond Elementary School. I am passionate about education and look forward to partnering with you to provide students with a rigorous, engaging and high-quality experience.  I am honored to work with a faculty and staff who have such rich traditions of educating our students and developing the whole child.

Before joining the Ben Lomond staff, I spent 18 years serving in K-12 education. I’ve served as a teacher, a coach, a Dean, and an Assistant Principal.  My leadership and administrative experiences have been invaluable in preparing me to support our students and faculty. My philosophy: I believe that every child is a unique individual with boundless abilities. I believe our purpose, as educators, is to nurture academic excellence and a desire to be lifelong learners through a holistic approach; to nurture children to embody the Four Cs: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking. One of the most important aspects of my work will be building strong relationships with students, teachers, and families. Together we will make an indelible impact.  

Parental support and involvement are vital parts of each child’s educational journey.

I encourage parents, family members, and the community to partner with us to ensure that each child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met. Opportunities for parent involvement include but are not limited to PTA, School Site Council (SSC), the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), volunteerism, school fundraisers, and the Book Fair. Join us.  

 Here are a few ways you can keep up-to-date on events/happenings at Ben Lomond for the 2022-2023 school year:  

  1. Follow Ben Lomond on Instagram (@BenLomondBears) 
  2. Regularly check your email for updates/announcements from C-VUSD/Ben Lomond 
  3. Supporting Ben Lomond’s PTA through membership via Totem 

 If I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  I can be reached by email at: or by phone at: 626-974-4100.. 

 Warmest Regards,

Alayna F. Effinger, Ed.D.

Principal- Ben Lomond Elementary School



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