The staff of Park Elementary is excited to welcome back one of our former educators in a new role: Mary Getzke has been selected as our newest Assistant Principal Please take the time to read a short introduction, written by Mrs. Getzke, which is provided below. She will be assuming her new position officially starting July 1st. If you need need to contact Mrs. Getzke, please email her at: [email protected].
It is an honor to introduce myself as the new Assistant Principal at Park Elementary School. My name is Mary Getzke and I am looking forward to carrying on the great tradition that Park Elementary has of being a wonderful learning environment for all students.
I have loved being an educator for 23 years! My first seven years I served in the Osseo School District as an Elementary Physical Education and Adaptive Physical Education teacher, along with co-coaching responsibilities for the district’s Varsity Girls’ Swim Team. Thereafter, I took a break from my educational career since my husband, Mike, was transferred to different parts of the United States. While keeping busy at home with our three great kids, I decided to pursue my Masters in School Counseling. After being away from extended family for years, we made the decision to come to my husband’s hometown of Hutchinson. Our children are all adults now, but we have felt fortunate to call Hutchinson home and have all our children go through the Hutchinson Public School system. I too continued my learning path as an educator serving at Park Elementary for 12 years as one of the school counselors. Being a lifelong learner, I got my Educational Leadership license and took on a new role in the district serving as the Response to Intervention Coordinator at Hutchinson Middle School for four years. I enjoyed collaborating with HMS staff to develop a supportive reading intervention program that addressed the needs of many secondary students.
My interactions with numerous educators have helped mold me into the leader that I am today. Great schools are a result of great teachers and I look forward to once again collaborating with the staff of Park Elementary to ensure that all students continue to grow emotionally, socially and academically. Park Elementary is truly a special place to be and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to be back!
Yours in Education,
Park Elementary Assistant Principal