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Girl Scout, Journalist, Spartan

School: Grand View Elementary Other positions you have held in education: ⅚ teacher andassistant principal at Century Park, adjunct instructor at Ferris State University with a focus on field supervision, and classroom teacher in a variety of grades in Chicago. How...

Of travel, teaching, and Timberlake

Beth Travis is the new principal at East Kelloggsville Elementary School. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

Spartan, Hip-Hopper, Champion for Students

School: Lakeside Elementary Other positions you have held in education: I taught elementary Spanish for one year, spent five years in elementary classrooms, and was a principal at Saginaw Township Community Schools for the previous two years. How about jobs outside...

Being principal of alternative school ‘really speaks to my heart’

Danielle Hendry, the new principal at MySchool@Kent, says her school’s nontraditional setting offers nontraditional students an opportunity to live a successful life...

After Taking a Left Turn, He Found His Right Calling

Justin Mathes began by tutoring youth at various schools, now the new Valleywood Middle School Principal...

Former rule-breaker, current relationship-builder

Bradley Tarrance is the new principal at Godwin Heights Middle School. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

Buck Creek Hunter, Master Ear Wiggler, Life-long Wolf

School: West Elementary Other positions you have held in education (title, school, district, state): Sixth-and-seventh-grade social studies teacher at Jackson Park Junior High School 9th and 10th-grade social studies teacher at Wyoming Park and Rogers High schools Assistant principal at...

Providing ‘safe spaces’ for students of every kind to learn

Collins Elementary Principal Mitchell Balingit has been named the district’s first director of student success and equity...

Two new leaders for GRPS elementaries

Maureen Capillo is the new North Park Montessori School principal and Harvey Crawley is the new Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy principal...

Back to the classroom, except it’s all the classrooms

Attorney and financial analyst by license, educator by choice, Thornapple Kellogg’s new superintendent Rob Blitchok is ready to introduce himself to the community...

Make them Feel ‘Valued, Capable and Loved’

School: Cedar Trails Other positions you have held in education: I was a principal and early childhood director for DeWitt Public Schools for three years; an early childhood specialist for Ingham ISD for three years; and a Great Start Readiness...

New superintendent looks to ‘significantly impact’ district

New Superintendent Craig Hoekstra has the opportunity to lead major investment in the district where he grew up, serving generations of Wolves to come...

New Sparta superintendent: ‘Put me in, coach, I am ready to play’

The first question Pete Bush was asked by the student panel during the superintendent interview process was how he would decide on closing school for snow days. That, he said, is an important question, because it deals with school safety...

A Trio of Newcomers

Meet three of seven new principals at Forest Hills Public Schools: Eastern High Assistant Principal Kristine Yelding, Ada Elementary Principal Kimberly Van Antwerp, and Orchard View Elementary Principal Tim Fournier. Other principals in new buidings this year are David Simpson, Northern...

From Panther to Red Arrow, he’s on his way

Steve Gough (pronounced Goff) is the new Lowell High School principal. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

Baseball, high school, happiness

Amy Pallo is the new Eastern High School principal. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet the Principal...
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