Meet the Principal of Stoddard Elementary- Mr. Janssen
It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the principal of both Lincoln and Stoddard Elementary Schools! I am honored to have the opportunity to lead these schools in a family-oriented community that I have called home for such a very long time! My family farm is located east of Beatrice and I have spent many years working the land here. It is truly my honor to be in the community. When I am not at school, my time is spent farming, or with my son, Jett, a 2nd grader. He is my pride and joy.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than 14 years as a teacher and administrator and am pleased to now have spent the last year with you. My most recent administrative experience was in Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska were I served as Principal of Cedar Bluffs Schools, preschool - Grade 12. I was also Activities Director and Head Girls Basketball Coach. I am looking forward to another great year in Beatrice and continuing to bring my skills as an educational leader to Lincoln and Stoddard! It is my goal to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.
Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at both schools by building strong relationships with parents, students, and our community partners. We will focus on character education, use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of instruction strategies to increase students' achievement, and providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.
As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors - teachers, students, and parents - are excited to be here. This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open, and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in, call or email me to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet.
As always, it's a GREAT day to be an ORANGEMEN!