Dear Fieler Families,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I can't tell you how excited and honored I am to be named the new principal at Fieler Elementary School. While I am new to Fieler, I am not new to Merrillville. I grew up in Merrillville, attended Merrillville schools K thru 12, graduated from Merrillville High School in 1999, and taught at Merrillville High School from 2004 to 2007. Since 2007, I have had the fortunate experience to have held various roles in education and within very different school communities. It is with this experience that I return to Merrillville so I am able to give back to a school community that has given me so much.
Anytime a school experiences new leadership, changes are inevitable. However, those changes are not going to be made impulsively, nor without the collaboration and input from students, teachers, and parents/guardians. Fieler's administration and staff are newly committed to ensure that parents/guardians receive comprehensive communication of their student's academic and social needs, are aware of the multiple opportunities to get involved with the school, and feel confident and assured that we will always have the best interest of their students at the forefront of everything we do. As the old saying goes, 'It takes a village to raise a child!', and we must work together as a team to make sure that our students are given the best educational experience possible.
I look forward to the new journey that awaits us!!
"Once a Pirate, Always a Pirate!"