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Principal's Message

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I am honored to serve as your leader who is committed to upholding "The Whitesville Way!" Here at Whitesville, we strive to guarantee a foundation built upon family, leadership, and excellence for every child who enters our doors. I am so proud to be a part of such a dedicated team who truly loves each and every one of our kids. I cannot imagine a better place for young children to learn and grow. As your principal, I am extremely passionate about the top-notch work of Daviess County Public Schools and am so proud to be a part of putting “Kids First” in a district that stands behind their mission! The best is absolutely what you will get from us, because your little one deserves no less!


In my experience, I have learned that relationships are key to success. I ask for your partnership in your child’s education and believe that your support is vital to their growth. This year, as you work with our leadership team, get to know your child's new teacher, and interact with our entire staff, I hope you see the depths of our passion to make a difference in the lives of your child. I hope you see the determination we have to do whatever it takes to create success for them. I hope you get a glimpse of how much we all love our "jobs" and this Whitesville family. And finally, I hope you see the dedication with which I will lead to support our children, staff members, and families every step of the way. For no matter the situation, I will always put Whitesville kids first.


As a Leader in Me Lighthouse School, and a staple of our community, we are so proud to serve the families of East Daviess County! We are truly committed to providing a safe, enriched learning environment where your child feels comfortable and loved to strive for success at the highest levels! We know that leadership begins from the inside out, so we promise to start with the heart in serving your child and your family! We are constantly amazed by the power of our students and are so proud of their growth and success!  Look out world, a Whitesville Wildcats is a leader who is going to do big things!


This year, we're taking kids on the tour of a lifetime...livin' "The Whitesville Way" supporting leaders to "BE YOU," so that TOGETHER, we can be an "AWESOME US!"

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Our Mission...

To develop "The Whitesville Way" building family, leadership, and excellence in everything we do.  

Our Vision...

To develop lifelong habits that impact the way kids live, work, and achieve individual success.  







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