Forest Hills – Kristine Yelding is the new principal at Eastern Middle School. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Administrator.
Other positions you have held in the district:
- Assistant principal, Eastern High School; counseling & systems administrator
What are you most excited about in your new role? “I was happy to support work that impacted our students district-wide (last year), but to be back in the building where you get to see those impacts each day is the absolute best.”
‘(My vision is) ‘to build a culture of kindness and respect where kids love to be at school and where true learning takes place every day for every kid.’
She said she’s committed to creating a culture where everyone belongs: Her vision includes the desire “to build a culture of kindness and respect where kids love to be at school, and where true learning takes place every day for every kid.”
What do you like to do when you are not working? Yelding said she enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughters. They like “being outdoors and enjoying the Michigan weather, with the exception of the snow,” she said.