Ms. McKenzie is the principal of Marcus Whitman Elementary


September 2020

Dear Mustang Families, 

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year, an opportunity for growth and flexibility in this non-traditional start to a school year. I am honored to continue to work with our talented students, dynamic teachers, and incredibly supportive families during this unprecedented time. Marcus Whitman is a Kids at Hope school; where we believe that all children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS!  We are committed to finding success in our students each and every day, valuing, recognizing and maximizing the potential of all.  

Marcus Whitman staff are deeply devoted to our students’ social-emotional and academic growth.  We are committed to ensuring we teach to high academic standards and develop  the creative and critical thinking skills students need to be successful inside and outside of the classroom.  

Please know that my door is always open to you.  I heartily welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year.  Relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students and I encourage you to become involved in every way possible.  Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work.  I look forward to seeing you all soon and celebrating our collective successes during the school year.  

In partnership,

Kristien McKenzie, Principal