Dear Larrie Family,
It is with great excitement that I introduce myself as the new elementary principal at St. Lawrence Central.
My Larrie pride runs deep, as I attended school here and graduated from SLC in 2002. After graduating from college my husband and I settled in Winthrop, and our children currently attend St. Lawrence Central Elementary School. We are proud members of the Tri-Town community.
I also previously served the Brasher Falls Central School District as a teacher, from 2007-2017. When I left the district to serve the greater region at the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES three years ago, I was hopeful that I’d have the opportunity to serve the district again. I am grateful that this time has come.
I officially began this new role on August 1, 2020. Over the course of the last month, I have been asked numerous times how I felt about starting a new principalship in “times like these.” I believe that one's attitude and outlook greatly impact outcome. I have a fire inside me for this work, and am excited to be leading through this time of change. One thing that I assure you is that the best interest of our students will remain our priority at St. Lawrence Central Elementary School. As I’ve been working with both the administrative team and the elementary staff, I’ve witnessed a shared commitment to this.
With change comes opportunity. As we begin this new school year, I refuse to see the changes ahead of us as obstacles, but rather as an opportunity for us to make our children’s educational experience better than we had ever imagined. Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
I look forward to the opportunity to serve you, and I thank you for entrusting your child’s education to us.
Danielle Colterman, Principal
St. Lawrence Central Elementary