LAPEER, Michigan — Two highly-qualified former teachers have been selected to take over the reins at two LCS elementary schools starting this fall.
Jeffrey Stanton, former fifth grade teacher at Oaktree Elementary in Goodrich, will be the new principal of Murphy Elementary in Metamora. Michael Goetz, the former K-8 Math Chair for Grand Blanc Community Schools, will be the new principal at Mayfield Elementary in Lapeer.
Both candidates are standouts in their fields and were chosen from a large pool of applicants.
Stanton, a Grand Blanc native, earned degrees in Education from Eastern Michigan University, Oakland University and UM-Flint. He is currently in the Ph.D program in Educational Leadership at Oakland. In his most recent position, Stanton taught all subjects at different academic levels, differentiating instruction and utilizing cooperative learning techniques.
“We are very happy to be able to announce Jeffrey as one of our new principals,” said LCS Superintendent Matt Wandrie. “In his career, he has shown himself to be an excellent leader with the skills to improve upon our strong foundation at the elementary level.”
A Goodrich native, Goetz earned degrees in Education from Oakland University and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from UM-Flint. Goetz taught music and math at Holy Family Catholic School and Grand Blanc Middle School.
“Michael is well-rounded and creative with the vision and leadership skills necessary to be a tremendous asset to students at Mayfield,” Wandrie said. “We are excited about what the future holds for our elementary programs and Michael’s role in it.”