Principal's Message

Dear HERO Families, 

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year and thank you for choosing the award-winning Litchfield Elementary School District. With 16 schools and more than 12,000 students, we are honored that you have entrusted us with the care and education of your child.

Verrado Heritage Elementary school is the original preschool - 8th grade school that opened it’s doors in 2015. We are a Leader in Me Lighthouse school. The Lighthouse School Designation is earned by schools that demonstrate the following:

  • The principal, school administration and staff engage in ongoing learning and develop as leaders, while championing leadership for the school.

  • Leadership principles are effectively taught to all students through direct lessons, integrated approaches, and staff modeling. Students are able to think critically about and apply leadership principles.

  • Families and the school partner together in learning about the 7 Habits and leadership principles through effective communication and mutual respect.

  • The school community is able to see leadership in the physical environment, hear leadership through a common language, and feel leadership through a culture of caring, relationships, and affirmation. 

  • Leadership is shared with students through a variety of leadership roles and student voice leads to innovations within the school.

  • Schoolwide, classroom, family, and community leadership events provide authentic environments to celebrate leadership, build culture, and allow students to practice leadership skills.

  • The school utilizes the 4DX® process to identify and track progress toward Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) for the school, classroom, and staff.

  • Students lead their own learning with the skills to assess their needs, set appropriate goals, and carry out action plans. They track progress toward goals in Leadership Notebooks and share these notebooks with adults in student-led conferences.

  • Teacher planning and reflection, trusting relationships, and student-led learning combine to create environments for highly engaged learning

I invite you to explore our website to learn about the many components that add to Verrado Heritage Elementary School’s culture of excellence. Academic rigor in a caring environment is a hallmark of our success, as is our authentic commitment to social emotional learning. 

Strong partnerships between school and family are key to your child's success. Supporting the valuable efforts of Heritage HEROES PTSA is a fantastic way to support your child’s education. I invite you to get involved with this fun organization that contributes significantly to school spirit, teacher retention, and student achievement. 

It is my deep honor to lead our school family, and I am committed to working collaboratively with our staff, families and community to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. Thank you for choosing Verrado Heritage Elementary School!

HEROES Guide the Way

Principal Meredith A. Noce 


Principal Noce

Principal Meredith A. Noce