Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future


Mrs. Durenda McKinney

For those of you that do not know me, please allow me to introduce myself. I am Mrs. Durenda McKinney, the proud Principal of Tavares Elementary.

As a product of Lake County Schools, being a part of a local school community is important to me. I began in our county as an elementary student and have worked for the district for almost 30 years, the last 17 years as an administrator. My passion is for education and making certain that every student is successful, both academically and emotionally. I can assure you that I make decisions based on what is in the best interest of your children, to ensure their success. I can only do this with your help. It takes all of us, working together with a common goal, to guarantee our students are college and career ready.

I look forward to our continued work together and hope to build relationships that help to strengthen our Bullpups.

I know, as a team, we will make Tavares Elementary a school where everyone wants to be.


Durenda McKinney