Welcome to historic Fessenden Elementary School. As a newly assigned principal, I am proud to be part of such and amazing community. My interactions with Fessenden’s faculty, staff, families and students over the past few months have empowered and motivated me with the sense of the “Northside Pride”. Fessenden Elementary School offers an amazing educational experience that does not happen by accident. Our results are forged with hard work, dedication, respect and partnerships that have developed between faculty, families and the Fessenden community. Becoming partners with all of these groups is what has most excited me as I walked through the doors of historic Fessenden Elementary.
I have had the pleasure of serving in the educational field for 27 years, of which 14 of those years have been spent with Marion County School District, and I look forward to the many years ahead. I have served as a preschool assistant, teacher, academic coach, state assessment fellow, professional development assessor, program specialist, assistant principal, principal, and director of elementary education. The commonality of these experiences have provided me with opportunities to provide your child with varied learning experiences to achieve academic and social success.
In keeping with the mission of Marion County Public Schools, my greatest initiative will be to continually develop successful citizens-every student, every day.
I look forward to forging a partnership with everyone associated with Fessenden Elementary School. I am truly honored to join this community.
Mrs. Valda Niznik