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Principal's Message

A Warm Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year!

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year at Mark Twain Elementary! I am Eric Christensen, and I am deeply honored to serve as the Principal of our outstanding school community.

My journey in education spans 17 years, beginning as a dedicated third-grade teacher. Over the course of my career, I had the privilege of serving as an assistant principal for 11 years before being entrusted with the role of leading Mark Twain Elementary last year. This is an exciting chapter in my career, and I am thrilled to be at the helm of Mark Twain Elementary, where we are united by the firm belief that ALL students will succeed, no exceptions.

Our commitment extends beyond academic excellence. We are dedicated to providing equitable access to rigorous instruction within an inclusive environment that prioritizes the social-emotional well-being of each and every one of our students. At Mark Twain, our staff forms a close-knit community of educators who collaborate to determine the best approach to teaching each individual child and meeting their unique needs. Through engaging and challenging learning activities, our students master standards across all content areas.

We take immense pride in our strong partnership with the local community, which ensures that students and families feel a sense of belonging and are warmly welcomed into our school. This sense of community support is invaluable in our collective mission to provide the best possible education for your child.

Once again, I feel deeply honored to serve this exceptional school community, and I am eagerly looking forward to partnering with you in the education and support of your child as they journey towards success. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our dedicated staff or me should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas to share. We are here to support you every step of the way.

Wishing you and your child a rewarding and successful school year ahead.

Warm regards,

Eric Christensen
Principal of Mark Twain Elementary School