Maria Bennett is the new Principal of Stamping Ground Elementary School. Bennett was hired in July to fill the position on an interim basis. The Stamping Ground School Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council officially extended the offer to Bennett on Monday.
“We were overwhelmed by the feedback provided from the principal selection surveys completed by our staff, students, and parents. After thoroughly reviewing the desired criteria and our applicant pool, one candidate stood out far above the rest. That candidate was our current interim principal, Mrs. Maria Bennett” stated Zach Goble, School Psychologist and SBDM representative. “The SBDM Council unanimously voted to offer the principal position to Mrs. Bennett who graciously accepted without hesitation. We cannot wait to see her impact on our students, school, and community for the years to come.”
Community involvement is a top priority at Stamping Ground Elementary. Events like the community Veteran’s Day program and upcoming Earth Day activities are possible thanks to Bennett’s leadership and the hard work of her staff. The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program is also new to Stamping Ground this year. This program schedules fathers as volunteers one day per week at the school to mentor students. Building strong relationships is important for Principal Bennett.
“I look forward to enhancing the vision and mission for our school. I am excited to continue the momentum we have started as a team,” Bennett commented. The school is focused on data-driven instruction and making well-informed decisions to meet the needs of students.
The 2015-2016 school year will be an exciting one for Stamping Ground and throughout Scott County as full day kindergarten opens in the district in August 2015. More than 50 students have enrolled in kindergarten so far at Stamping Ground Elementary. Bennett welcomes this growth and the opportunity to provide full day instruction for young learners. Stamping Ground will host a parent information night for incoming kindergarten students at the school. New kindergarten students and families are invited to tour the building and learn important information to prepare for the start of school. This meeting will be held on May 7, 2015 from 6:30-7:30pm.