Principal's Corner

Welcome to Highland Elementary!

I am so very excited to be a part of the Highland family. I am proud of our exceptional staff and our wonderful students. Please keep an eye out on this page for updates, information, and communication. If you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me at [email protected] or on my cell phone at 815 520 0893. 

About Me

I am the proud principal of Highland Elementary School! Prior to Highland, I taught science at SVHS and coached boys baseball. My wife, Laura, and our two daughters (Lily-6 and Ruthie-9) live in Rockford, IL. My B.S. is from Olivet Nazarene University. I have my M.A.T. from Rockford University, my MSEd from Western Illinois University and am finishing my Ed.Doc. at Western Illinois University, focusing on the impact that Leader in Me has had on elementary school culture during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have loved being a part of our Meridian family over the past 10 years and look forward to more. 


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