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Mrs. Marella McConnell, Principal
Oversees the academic leadership and management planning of a K-4 elementary school of approximately 315 students. Our school hosts a Autistic/Life Skills program for district elementary students in need of the special programming. This year, we are adding immersion computer programming (Code To The Future) to our academic curriculum for students in grades kindergarten through fourth. We are also in the beginning stages of implementing school-wide social and emotional learning via TEAMology, in conjunction with our School Wide Positive Behavior Support Program. We are hoping to develop the whole child through multifaceted programming.
Mrs. McConnell is a 1991 graduate of the Canon-McMillan School District. She is a graduate of Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia (1995) with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Specific Learning Disabilities. Mrs. McConnell received her M.A. in Special Education with an emphasis in Emotional/Behavior Disorders from West Virginia University in 1996. Thereafter, she returned to her high school alma mater, the Canon-McMillan School District, in 1997 to work as a special education teacher. It was in 2002 that she earned an Administrative certificate: K-12 Principal from California University of Pennsylvania. After teaching in the district with K-12 movement as a special education teacher, she received her first administrative assignment in a CMSD elementary school in 2003. Through the years 2004-2010, she worked as a high school assistant principal where she secured nearly a quarter of a million dollars in grant money. In 2010, she returned to the elementary program as a principal of Wylandville and Borland Manor Elementary Schools. In 2013, her administrative assignment was changed to full time status at Borland Manor Elementary School.