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Introducing Libby Wadsworth - SBPS Elementary Assistant Principal & Director of Professional Learning
Libby Wadsworth - Suttons Bay Schools Elementary Assistant Principal & Director of Professional Learning

We are excited to share that Libby Wadsworth (SBPS K/1 Teacher) has accepted the position of Elementary Principal and Director of Professional Learning beginning with the 2024-25 school year! Our entire team is confident that Mrs. Wadsworth is a perfect fit for this role due to her unique skill set, positive and joyful personality, and meaningful connections with all students and staff.

We know she is a familiar face to many of you, but thought we'd share a fun FAQ for those that would like to get to know her better!

How long have you been a teacher?

9 years! I taught Kindergarten in Houghton Lake for 4 years. At SBPS I taught 2nd grade the first year, and have spent the past 4 years in the K/1 cohort. I have absolutely loved my time spent in the classroom and I plan to be a really hands-on administrator and spend as much time with students as possible!

What is your education background?

I went to MSU and have a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Education Endorsement, and a Masters Degree in Educational Technology.

Tell us about your family:

I live with my husband, Spencer, and our 2 year old son Murphy! We love living in Northern Michigan and our favorite thing to do together is anything outside. I can't wait for Murph to join me at SBPS in our Lil' Norsemen Program when he is old enough!

In 2022, Mrs. Wadsworth was presented with the “Top 10 Educators of the Year” by Northwest Ed/TBAISD:

I was nominated by my colleagues and our SB community in recognition of my dedication to student success and positive impact on our school community. It was such an honor to be recognized by my colleagues that I look up to so much.

We asked Mrs. Wadsworth why she is drawn to Elementary education….here was her answer!

“I love teaching our youngest learners in the Elementary because I feel it is SO important for us to set our students up for success from the very beginning of their educational journey! I believe that it is important to create a school environment that promotes respect, safety, responsibility, problem solving, and trust. I believe learning should be enjoyable, rewarding, and meaningful for all students and know how important it is to hold students to high standards while also making sure their needs are met. 

I am so thankful to work with such amazing staff, students, and families at Suttons Bay Elementary and I'm excited to help make this a smooth and fun transition into the 2024-2025 school year!”

Libby's knowledge of our district systems, structures, and people will help us continue moving forward together in the Elementary building for the upcoming school year. Please join us in welcoming Principal Wadsworth to her new role!