Welcome to St. Lucie West K-8 School, a Five Star School! I am honored to greet you as the principal, and would like to extend a warm welcome to you. SLWK-8 has a rich history in providing a quality, well-rounded educational experience for children. Our teachers consistently provide educational experiences which enable all students to be successful learners. Our faculty and staff value parent and community involvement as we believe it is a key component to our success. We encourage you to become involved with our school as a volunteer, business partner, or PTO member. We are excited to begin this year with you as part of our team, continuing the tradition of excellence for student learning.

Eldrique T. Gardner, Principal




I am honored to be a part of the St. Lucie West K-8 family and excited to be a shark! Here at St. Lucie West K-8, we are committed to providing excellent teaching and learning experiences or all students. We invite parents and families to be active participants in their child’s education by joining the PTO or serving as a school volunteer.

Barbara Sutton, Assistant Principal





Lorie Monroe is an Assistant Principal for St. Lucie County Public Schools, located in beautiful, sunny, South Florida. She received her undergraduate degree in Communications from Palm Beach Atlantic University and graduate degrees from Pepperdine University and The George Washington University. Before becoming an Assistant Principal, Dr. Monroe served as a Curriculum Specialist in the area of English Language Arts, a Literacy Coach, a Dean and a secondary teacher for 13 years.   She is extremely excited to join the administration team at St. Lucie West K-8 School!

Lorie.Monroe, Assistant Principal