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Principal's Message

Dear Amerman Families,

I am very honored and excited to join the Amerman family as building principal, in a district which is known far and wide for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, to children.  Over the past 18 years, I have worked as a teacher and administrator, but I consider my most important job to be that of a child advocate.  I will spend a lot of time with your children, getting to know their personalities, learning styles and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community. I am excited to get to know the Amerman students and staff. We will work collectively to meet the needs of each student.

Not only am I excited to begin working with your children, but I look forward to the work we will do together. As the old African Proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I am excited to see your children through your eyes. I cannot wait to share with you the great things they do throughout their days here at Amerman. And of course I will be here to work with you should they need any help navigating any aspect of the school day.

My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy and safe, so they can grow as learners. It has been my philosophy since I began my career teaching. I have an uncompromising view that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment that welcomes exploration and enhances student confidence. It is my belief that an educator’s mission is to the make school enjoyable and exciting – if students look forward to attending school they will want to learn. I believe that is what school is all about.

I come to you with 18 years of experience as an educator. I spent 11 years in the classroom, where I taught in a variety of classrooms from first grade to middle school mathematics. The last 7 years of my career has been in administration, most recently as the Principal of Weston Elementary in Imlay City where I spent 5 amazing years. There I had the honor and privilege to support hundreds of diverse learners each day.

As principal, I plan to work with you to continue Amerman’s tradition of excellence that promotes a world of possibilities. As I make this transition to Amerman, I am aware that change can provoke both excitement and apprehension. As we move forward, please know that I welcome and desire your input as we strive towards excellence and success. Together we can, and will meet the diverse needs of your learner(s).

Warm Regards,

Devon Caudill
Amerman Elementary