As I enter my tenth year as Principal at Hillsdale Elementary, I am more excited than ever to be able to be part of this school and community. I have been a life-long resident of Ashland County where I graduated from Ashland High School and Ashland University. I taught in both the Clear Fork and Madison Schools before coming to Hillsdale 19 years ago. I have been married to my wife Tammy for 25 years and we have two sons, Trey (2018 Hillsdale Graduate, Thiel College Senior) and Ty (2021 Hillsdale Graduate, Hillsdale College Freshman). It is my honor to serve the community of Hillsdale as the principal here in Hayesville.
We service approximately 360 students in pre-school through fourth grade. Hillsdale Elementary has been rated “Excellent” by the state of Ohio many times over the years. The state has changed testing a few times in recent years and we are working to meet those new standards while developing the technology skills required to be successful on the assessments. Our dedicated staff is committed to helping our students meet academic challenges, develop positive character traits and leadership skills, and become upstanding citizens. We have created an environment where teachers love coming to teach and students love coming to learn.
Here at Hillsdale, we believe that the partnership between parents and school is an integral part of our school community. We not only encourage parent involvement, we NEED it! Our Falcon parents play a vital role in their children’s education. As partners, we share the common goal of nurturing each growing and developing child and giving each student the greatest head start in the world. Because of this, children will continue to succeed at our school.
I have high expectations for the students of Hillsdale Elementary. Our Positive Behavior Program, Fabulous Falcons, honors students each month and we also have rewards that each student can attain. Our goals for that program are for students to be Respectful, Responsible, and Really Awesome! I know with a knowledgeable staff and supportive community guiding the learning process, our Falcons will reach their full potential.
At Hillsdale Elementary School we are BUILDING CHARACTER, EXPECTING EXCELLENCE!