Meet Our Administrative Team

Crystal Coffey, Principal

Welcome to Pine Lake Elementary School. As we continue to work toward excellence in our school and community. I would like to assure you that we will do everything possible to meet our goal."Excellence in all we do." Our students are our most precious possession. Our staff is committed to providing the best educational program available to our students in a safe, nurturing environment. Our instructional program will concentrate on the core curriculum of reading writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Yet, we will not forget to instruct our students in the foreign languages, art music, and physical education. The staff and students at Pine Lake Elementary School are to be commended for their achievements. Let's make this year the best school year ever!


Patricia Fairclough, Assistant Principal


Ms. Fairclough is summa cum laude graduate of Florida A and M University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, as well as a Masters Degree in Reading, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Fairclough is also Nationally Board Certified and Florida’s 2007 Recipient for the Unsung Heroes Award sponsored by ING which recognizes teachers that implements creative and innovative educational programs for their students. In 2009, while a classroom teacher, Patricia Fairclough was honored by Former Governor Charlie Crist as Florida’s African American Excellence in Education Award recipient. On February 17, 2010 Ms. Fairclough was announced as Miami Dade County Public School’s Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year and was later announced as semi-finalist for State of Florida’s teacher of the year.

Ms. Fairclough is also a member of the National Education Association, International Reading Association, National Board Certified Teachers of Miami, Inc., Pi Lambda Theta Professional Educators Sorority, an Honorary Life Member of the Florida Parent Teacher Association, and a board member of a host of local 501 C3 non profit organizations.



16700 SW 109th Avenue • Miami, Florida 33157 • Phone: 305-233-7018 • Fax: 305-254-7181