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From the Principal, Ray Metcalf

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year. Please allow me to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Ray Metcalf. I was born and raised in Dearborn, MI. While growing up in Dearborn, I decided to go into education after I realized that someone close to me did not enjoy school as much as I did. At that point I made it my mission to make school and learning enjoyable and meaningful for all kids.

I graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2003 and was hired by South Lyon Community School district as a third grade teacher at Dolsen Elementary. I transferred to Sayre Elementary the following year to teach fifth grade and on a leap of faith, moved to Texas thereafter. While in Texas, I taught middle school math in Dallas, only to move back and find myself rehired by South Lyon as a fourth grade teacher at Sayre. While at Sayre, I earned my master’s degree in public administration at my alma mater in 2009. I was hired by SLCS to serve as the principal at Salem in 2011. 

My wife, Lisa, and I have three wonderful boys, who constantly keep us moving. We want for our children what you want for yours; a safe school that provides a top-notch educational experience and is enjoyable for all children who attend. I hope that you see this in Salem Elementary.

Relationships between all members of the school community are important for everyone to succeed. Please come into the office so we can meet in person. 

I look forward to a successful year with you and your family!