August 5, 2020

MEGAN DEGRAND NAMED PRINCIPAL OF HERITAGE SCHOOL

SALINE, MICHIGAN August 5, 2020: On Wednesday evening, Megan DeGrand was introduced to the Saline Area Schools (SAS) Board of Education as the next Principal of Heritage School.

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August 5, 2020 

MEGAN DEGRAND NAMED PRINCIPAL OF HERITAGE SCHOOL 

SALINE, MICHIGAN August 5, 2020: On Wednesday evening, Megan DeGrand was introduced to the Saline Area Schools (SAS) Board of Education as the next Principal of Heritage School. Superintendent Graden anticipates a successful pathway for Megan. "She quickly developed positive and productive relationships with families and staff last year at Heritage. I look forward to watching her continue on that path as the building principal."

After serving as the Dean of Students at Heritage for one year, Megan is excited to stay in the building. “I am very lucky to be sticking with an amazing staff and Heritage community. The culture and climate is top notch! I'll miss working with Laura Washington each day. We made a great team and I have learned so much from her. The staff is going to miss her tremendously.” 

Heritage, a unique stop between lower elementary and middle school, is home to all of the SAS 4th and 5th grade students. “I'm excited to take on this role as the building leader. I'm looking forward to meeting the incoming 4th graders and growing relationships with our 5th graders, staff and community.”   

This year’s return to school will be unlike any other, after building closures in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Megan is up for the challenge. “First and foremost, I'd like to support our staff and students in a safe return to our building. Leading our Heritage team positively through these difficult times is important as we consider the social and emotional well being and best interest of our students and staff.  Heritage consists of a dedicated and talented staff.  I've observed and worked with them over the last year and look forward to continuing to put kids at the center of all we do.  I hope to create relationships and help design curriculum that equips and empowers students and staff to be their very best. And smiles... In the midst of a very challenging time, my goal is to help lift each other up with smiles and kindness.” 

Megan lives in Saline with her husband, Greg, and three boys, Bennett (10), Asher (10) and Gavin (almost 7).