Ms. McKenzie is the principal of Marcus Whitman Elementary

July 2019

Dear Mustang Families,

Welcome to all of our Marcus Whitman families to the 2019-2020 school year. We are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever. 

Through the summer, many of our teachers have used the break to gain training in various disciplines.  Parent volunteers have completed work around the school and our custodians, have worked hard cleaning up the school and getting it ready for another year.  

This 2019-2020 school year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant and help them to build relationships while making real-world connections. At Marcus Whitman we are a Kids at Hope school; believing that all children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS!  We are committed to finding success in our students each and every day.

I have an open door policy and encourage open communication.  However, I am not always in my office.  I spend time, as needed, with teachers and students. If you would like to speak with me, please schedule a time with Mrs. Thomas, our school secretary.   

For any concerns about your child’s class, I encourage you to first contact your child’s teacher. She/he will be in the best position to help you.  Please ask questions and communicate concerns so that we can build a partnership which will ensure student success.

Since we recognize that parents are their children's most important teachers, we need your cooperation and involvement to provide them with the best education possible. Your interest and concern in your child’s school progress, and the learning they receive at home, will motivate them to do their best.


Kristien McKenzie

Principal, Marcus Whitman Elementary