Dear parents and guardians,
Hello and welcome to 2018-19 school year. My name is John Crabb. I grew up in Aberdeen, attending Alexander Young Elementary School, Hopkins Junior High School and I graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1986. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, my master’s degree from Lesley University, and my principals’ certification from City University of Seattle. My teaching career started in LaPush, WA (pre-Twilight) where I taught grades 3-5. I then moved to Taholah, where I taught grades 5-12 and began my administrative career as a K-8 principal and athletic director. The last seven years were spent in Kotzebue, Alaska. In Kotzebue, I was assistant principal for three years and then principal of June Nelson Elementary School for the last four years. This adventure allowed me to see rural Alaska by snowmobile, air, and by water. It truly changed my outlook on life and I am a better person for it. This year, however, is the year for my family to return to Washington. My wife and daughter, Dawn and Lydia, are very glad to be back on the Harbor. The opportunity to work at Central Park Elementary is very exciting and am looking forward to serving you as the principal of the best school in the district.
Our Teaching staff at Central Park has a few new changes. Theodore Wiseman will be joining us and will be working with Karri Aschenbrenner as a 4th grade teacher. Also, Heather Atwood is joining us and will be teaching a K/1st split working closely with kindergarten teacher Shawnie Ratti and 1st grade teacher Melena Seek. Another veteran teacher we will be gaining is Hoki Moir. Mr. Moir will be our new PE teacher and LAP teacher. I am looking forward to working with all of our staff at Central Park Elementary.
Two very important dates to remember are August 27th and August 29th. Open House is slated for August 27th at 6pm. We will begin the evening in the gym with introductions, then, will proceed with our traditional classroom visits. Just two short days later the first day of school will be August 29th. Remember school starts at 9 am with breakfast served at 8:35am. If you have any questions for me or if you would like to stop in and say hello I have office hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. My office number is 360-538-2171. I am Looking forward to serving you as your child's principal.
John Crabb, Principal