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Principal's Message



Hello Highlander Families and Community Members!!


I want to welcome you to a new school year filled with adventure, opportunities, and excitement.  As your principal, it is my pleasure to work with our dedicated staff and community to provide an educational experience that supports each student and allows them to grow and learn.


My vision for Southwestern Elementary is to establish an environment where students are inspired and motivated to become lifelong learners and individuals that care for themselves and others.  Our goal is to provide a nurturing and engaging learning environment that meets each students' academic, social, and emotional needs.


Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration all play a critical role in the academic, social, and emotional development of our students. One of the strengths of Southwestern is the collaboration among families, teachers, staff, and community. Working together, we can make a proactive difference.  Strong partnerships between home and school promote greater success for our children.  Parents are invited to become involved in our Parent Teacher Organization.  This organization supports our vision by working with our students and staff to assist in learning endeavors and resources.  It is also a great way to get your ideas heard.  I encourage parents to communicate with teachers and staff to create a successful collaborative partnership by volunteering in our classrooms and joining us for special events.  


I am excited for the opportunity to work with you and hope to meet each of you at some point this year.  I welcome any ideas, questions, or concerns as we are hoping to continually improve- just give me a call or send me an email.


On behalf of the entire Southwestern Elementary staff, I welcome you to our school and thank you for your continued support!!


Mrs. Alicia Montgomery

Principal, SWE

School number: 740.379.2532 ext. 50001

Fax:  740.379.2000