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Dear Prairie Heights Families,

I am so excited and proud to enter my sixth year as your Principal, and as Superintendent. Prairie Heights Elementary School is a wonderful place for learning!

My career in education began in 1989 as an elementary teacher. Over the many years I have had the privilege to be an elementary teacher, a college graduate and undergraduate instructor, an elementary principal at two schools, a district assistant superintendent, a district superintendent, and senior vice president of an international education company. Needless to say, education is my passion!

I bring with me a firm belief in family. My wife, a teacher, and four children have endured many hours of my time spent working at the district and national level. Our four children are ages 9, 10, 19 and 23.

Please introduce yourself to me if you are new or simply to say hi if you are not new. I look forward to visiting each of you.

Prairie Heights is a tremendous school with incredible staff and wonderful students. I look forward to another extraordinary school year!

Educationally Yours,

Dr. Grant Schmidt
Superintendent/Principal