Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future


Greetings Sawgrass Bay Families,

I am beyond excited to serve as the principal of Sawgrass Bay Elementary.  I started my journey as an educator 18 years ago, teaching third grade students. Throughout my career I’ve also served as a 5th grade teacher, Reading Specialist, Instructional Coach and had the opportunity to collaborate with multiple schools across the district as a member of the Teaching and Learning Department here in Lake County.  I have called Sawgrass Bay my home over the last few years and I’ve had the opportunity to see our students grow and develop into leaders.

I grew up in Indiana and moved down here to sunny Florida after I graduated from college. I currently reside in Clermont with my husband and our 9-year old daughter who is a fourth grader here at SBE.  My mission as principal is to partner with families as we work together to ensure that our students continue to receive the best education possible. Please know, that my door is always open. Feel free to stop in, give me a call or send me an email to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet for our students.

Yours in education,

Andrea Nelson
Principal, Sawgrass Bay Elementary
352-243-1845 x 6110