BY BETH GOHS, STAFF WRITER
Lisa King has taken over as the new Boyne City Public Elementary principal for the 2015-16 year.
King, of Topinabee, completed her student teaching requirement at Inland Lakes and has substituted at Inland Lakes and Wolverine schools.
“2001-2005, I taught preschool, kindergarten, first and second grades in Waterford Michigan,” said King, who plans to move to Boyne City within the next year.
King has also worked as a literacy coach, grant writer, school improvement coordinator, and basketball coach among many other titles.
She attended Inland Lakes School K-12, then went to CMU for her undergraduate work, and earned her certification from LSSU. She also earned from LSSU her first master’s degree.
She is currently attending Concordia University of Ann Arbor for her second master’s
“I am just thrilled to be the Boyne City Elementary Principal,” she said. “I am really looking forward to building relationships with the students, staff members, parents and community members to provide a safe, nurturing school for fostering success.”
King said she was always interested in educational leadership. And, she believes in the notion that all students can learn.
“I also believe that, although I view all students as individuals who posses a unique approach to their own learning,” said King. “There must be solid partnerships between schools and community as well as teachers and parents so students are getting the full support of their entire educational team and family.”
King said she is excited to begin the position and the transition has been challenging and educational.
“I have loved every minute of it,” she said. “From the children to the school board, the community, the members of the administration. I have felt supported celebrated and welcomed.”
King added, “I have built amazing relationships and feel that I am already a valued part of the Boyne City Public Schools family. I am also very prideful to be a Rambler!”
According to King, this is a dream come true.
“I feel really lucky to not only be working with such amazing people in my new school family and community, but I will be learning each and every day from an amazing mentor—Mr. Peter Moss—and colleagues Karen Jarema and Mike Wilson,” she said.