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Dear Bartlett Elementary Families,

 I am excited and honored to introduce myself as the new principal of Bartlett Elementary. I look forward to meeting all of our students and families as the school year approaches, as well as becoming more immersed in the South Lyon community. I have spent the last six years as principal of Holly Elementary in Holly, Michigan. I have also previously taught kindergarten, first grade, and was a resource room teacher at the elementary and secondary levels. I live in Highland Township with my wife Lindsey and our two sons, Henry (3 years) and Clark (8 months). I believe that strong, positive relationships are the foundation of an excellent educational experience. I am eager to begin building relationships with the Bartlett community.

 My top priorities are to keep our students safe and grow each child to his/her potential. My vision for our students is to develop a community of leaders who are critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, innovative, and contribute to the success of their community. I am passionate about empowering students to take ownership of their learning and school. I look forward to fostering an environment where students have strong connections to their classrooms and school and meaningful learning opportunities that develop a sense of purpose.  As I begin my new role I have already learned a great deal about what an amazing and supportive community Bartlett has. Together we will continue to build on the many successes of students, families, and staff.

 I look forward to meeting you and growing our students together.  I will be hosting several meet and greet events prior to the start of the school year. A communication will be forthcoming with those dates and times. In the meantime, please feel free to stop by, email, or call with any questions or just to introduce yourself.


 Ryan DeSana Bartlett Elementary Principal