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:

 I hope you and your family are having a restful and relaxing summer vacation.  I am honored to introduce myself as the new principal of Ben Lomond Elementary School.  

 As an educator with 18 years of experience, I have had the privilege of serving as a teacher at the elementary and middle school levels-general & special education, Dean of Students, Elementary Assistant Principal, Summer School Principal and most recently-Interim Elementary Principal.  Currently, I am pursuing my doctorate in Educational Leadership at Azusa Pacific so that I may better serve the students, families, and staff I work beside. 

 Perhaps more important to know about me, I am a resident of Glendora and parent of two boys who are currently in elementary & middle school.  I am keenly aware of the rewards and challenges that parents face every day in raising children to be scholars, responsible citizens, and simply good human beings.

 I believe that our purpose as educators is to nurture student achievement through fostering creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, cultural awareness and digital citizenship in every child who passes through our doors.  I am committed to partnering with our staff as we maintain high levels of instructional rigor while continuing to foster the social-emotional learning needs of our students.  

 Here are a few ways you can keep up-to-date on events/happenings at Ben Lomond for the 2021-2022 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

Principal- Ben Lomond Elementary School



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