Principal’s Message


Dear Parklane Families:

On behalf of the staff at Parklane Elementary School, Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. I was selected and board-approved for the position of Parklane Principal for the 2022-23 school year! The belief that everything happens for a reason led me to apply for the position of Elementary Principal for Parklane Elementary School. It is with full awareness and humility of the magnitude of the work of Principal leadership and with unwavering faith in my life journey’s experiences over the last 25 years in education and beyond that have led me to serve the community of Parklane as we complete a shared vision of school transformation.  

The various leadership roles I have held fostered my learning of a full range of targeted Administrative duties. Over the course of 25 years, my experiences as a wife, mother, grandmother, and educator have allowed me to develop mastery in effectively teaching any content area K-8 and facilitating strong Instructional Leadership. I aim to collectively build the capacity of the people around me by co-creating transparent systems and routines that meet the needs of our student population.

My personal vision statement to complete the shared vision of school transformation is as follows: 

  • “I educate so that every learner can reach their full potential. I educate ALL stakeholders to learn about ways of creating pathways of learning and wellness for ALL learners that manifest into healthy, healing, thriving communities that yield positive outcomes for students. I educate to discover the many valuable gifts ALL Stakeholders possess and make connections between the potential these gifts have to heal and empower communities.” 

I will use my experience in education and community connections within Stockton and the surrounding areas to uphold Lodi’s vision, by supporting my students, staff, and Parklane community.

Mrs. A. Zarif

Parklane Elementary- Principal

"If you're always trying to be normal you never know how amazing you can be!"  - Maya Angelou