Principal's Welcome

Welcome to Central Elementary School! 

As a lifelong resident of Petoskey I am over the moon excited to be the new principal of this wonderful school. Central Elementary School has always had a special place in my heart. I attended Central School as a student of PMS, I completed my student teaching in this building, and two of my children attended Central School in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. 

At Central Elementary School, the staff and I are dedicated to the mission of making a positive difference in the life of every one of our students and we pride ourselves in setting high expectations.These expectations result in routinely scoring above State and ISD averages on the MSTEP tests. Our successes have not been accomplished alone. We continue to have strong parental involvement and community support.

Central Elementary is a wonderful learning community. My colleagues and I appreciate the trust that you’ve shown in us by sending your children here every day. We will do our best to ensure they have a fulfilling, happy and safe year. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Matt Saunders

Principal Central Elementary School


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