To the Elgin Community,
It is with great excitement that I would like to introduce myself to the Elgin community. Being born and raised in Marion, it has always been my mission to help support and mentor the next generation of students in Marion county. During the last 5 years I have served as an assistant principal at Grant Middle School (3 years) and the principal of WIlliam McKinley Elementary School (2 years) in the Marion City School District.
My goal is to create a safe and caring learning environment where staff, students and community work side by side to empower each student to become a leader of tomorrow. I believe that relationships set the foundation for effective learning. Relevancy is needed to engage students in how learning benefits them. These two foundational pieces allow rigor and high expectations to be set in the classroom.
I am looking forward to getting to know the staff, students and the Elgin Community. Being in a neighboring district, I have always admired the culture and the value system that is promoted within the Elgin community. Partnering together, we will continue to inspire our children through professional communication and collaboration.
Our elementary open house is scheduled for Thursday August 15th from 4:30-6:00. This will be an informal event where students and parents can come and go as they please. Students will pick up schedules in the cafeteria before going to their homerooms.
With the 2019-2020 school year fast approaching, I really look forward to partnering with you to help make this a great school year for you and your child.
Elgin Elementary Principal