Principal Message

I am very humbled and honored to introduce myself as the principal of Merrill Park Elementary and to be joining this excellent school community for this 2021-22 school year. I can assure you that I share in your commitment to caring for your children each and every day while providing them with a safe and meaningful learning environment.

I’m coming to Merrill Park as a seasoned SPSD educator as I’ve taught for Saginaw Public Schools since 2013. I graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s in educational leadership. I have experience teaching Pre-K, kinder, second, and fifth grades, and I’ve been a summer school principal for the past 2 years. I’ve also enjoyed creating community partnerships with Christian Services and Michigan Works! All of this is to say I come prepared and excited to join the Merrill Park team in creating an inclusive school environment that inspires academic success and fosters the whole child. 

I sincerely thank you all in advance for your collaboration and support in our shared responsibility to continuously strive for excellence and innovation here at Merrill Park Elementary.

Mrs. Jenna O’Driscoll