Principal's Corner

Getting to Know Mrs. Palmatier

Principal Palmatier

I am looking forward to a successful 2022-23 school year. This is my 26th year in education with the past 18 years working for DeWitt Public Schools. I feel very fortunate to serve as principal at Schavey Road Elementary. Prior to my time in DeWitt, I served as an elementary counselor for several years as well as an elementary teacher. I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Dayton in Elementary Education. I attended the Michigan Association of School Principal's Pathway to Leadership Program for my K-12 administration certificate. I believe that a safe and positive school climate are key elements in creating an environment where learning can take place. All students at Schavey are entitled to a quality education where all learners can experience success. I believe that parent involvement and communication is essential in ensuring the development of educational partnerships with one another. Together, we can ensure that our children experience a safe, positive and successful learning experience during their time spent at Schavey Elementary School. I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children, who are very active in sports and outdoor activities. I have 16 nieces and nephews and treasure my times spent with family. I enjoy golfing in the summer months along with relaxing at the cabin.

If you need to contact me this year, you may reach me via email or phone. I look forward to partnering with you in your child's education.

Emily Palmatier, Principal, Schavey Road Elementary