Principal of Peters Elementary
Mr. James Schnyderite
Dear Parents and Families,
Welcome to Peters Elementary School. I am excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year as principal of Peters and to lead a staff who are dedicated to creating a supportive environment for your children to learn and grow. This is my 21st year in public school education, and I can confidently say that Peters Elementary School has the greatest faculty and staff that I have ever worked with!
We hope to begin this school year refocusing on our School Wide Positive Behavior and Support (SWPBS) principles. We expect all Peters Pups to “Be Responsible, Respectful, Safe, and Proud”. To teach and reinforce these concepts, we provide students with lessons and create an environment to reward positive behavior while reteaching students who struggle to adhere to these principles. I’m very proud of our SWPBS program and believe it helps create a school environment ideal for learning.
Instructionally, we have made a number of changes this year to address the challenges brought forth by the pandemic. We have adjusted schedules, hired additional staff, and are using new platforms that are ideal for our students. I always say that education is a marathon and not a sprint. We are on the first steps of that long journey and I believe we are ready to start the Kindergartener’s race off at a great pace and give the 1st and 2nd graders the fuel they need to grow through the early stages of the race.
Every year, my goal is to provide opportunities to have parents directly involved in their child’s educational journey. This will be the third year that I will be hosting monthly Family Engagement Meetings. These are agenda driven meetings where parents and staff are invited to participate in discussions related to our elementary schools. Everyone has the ability to share an idea or make a suggestion for our agenda. It has been a great experience working with the Peters parents and families for the past two years. I’m looking forward to a great school year and to continue our partnership in the hopes of providing the best experience for students at Peters Elementary School.