Dear Shawnee Parents and Students,
I hope all of you are having a great summer! I want to take this opportunity to express how excited I am to be the principal of Shawnee Elementary School. I feel fortunate to be a part of this wonderful and exciting school environment. I am looking forward to working with each of you this school year!
Let me share some information about my educational background and professional experience. After graduating from Xenia High School, I attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University. While at MVNU, I studied early childhood education and became involved in various educational experiences. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in education, I attended Antioch University Midwest where I earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership. I began my professional career in the Xenia Community School district. For five years, I served as a second grade teacher at McKinley Elementary School. During the 2010-2011 school year, I was the Data Specialist for the School Improvement Grant at McKinley. While at McKinley in 2010, I earned my Ohio Principal Licensure through Antioch University Midwest. Shawnee has been my 'home' since the 2013-2014 school year, and I am extremely excited to be given the opportunity to continue to work with all of you!
On a personal level, I am married to Tonya Poole who is a teacher at McKinley Elementary School. I am proud to be a step-father to A.J., who is ten years old and Adella, who is eight years old. A lot of you have met my three year old son named Baylor and my one year old son named Daxton. They both like to visit Shawnee and see all of the students! A.J. will be entering fifth grade at McKinley, and Adella will be entering third grade at McKinley. I was born and raised in Xenia, and I am very proud to be able to work in the Xenia schools. I enjoy playing golf, flag football, and softball. I carry several allegiances, including a love for the Reds, Bengals, and of course, the Buckeyes!
As I continue at Shawnee, I look forward to working with all of you and building a positive school environment! There are a lot of great things about the students, parents, and staff at Shawnee! Please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me anytime at (937) 372-6461. I welcome all of you to stop by Shawnee and introduce yourself. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer, and I look forward to seeing all of you soon!