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.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Jenna O’Driscoll