Principal's Message

Dear Garwood Families,




I am thrilled and humbled to welcome you and your family to the 2018-2019 school year!  Garwood is an amazing community and it is an honor to serve as principal to the amazing staff and students here !


Thank you for entrusting your student’s education to us.  The teachers, staff, and I feel an enormous responsibility to maintain an environment of safety, learning, and belonging so that your child can thrive both in personal and academic growth.


This is my second year at Garwood but in case you are new,  I would like to share a little about myself personally. This is my sixteenth year in education, and my 10th in administration. In prior years I have had the privilege of teaching kindergarten, first and second grades. I also served as vice principal in Coeur d’Alene School District and principal in Plummer-Worley School District.  My husband and I were blessed with our first child Hazelle in April, 2016 and celebrated our sixteenth wedding anniversary this past summer.  My alma maters are Linfield College and University of Idaho. Our family enjoys camping, traveling and spending time with our dogs, Lilly, Symba and Harper.


Through my past experience,  I have developed a strong passion for bringing out the best in each individual student and equipping them with the skills necessary to be happy, healthy, productive and critical thinkers who can engage meaningfully and joyfully in the world both inside, and out, of the classroom.


I am truly ecstatic to be at Garwood serving as your principal! I  look forward to working with your child and their teacher to help them reach their highest potential. Thank you for your partnership in educating your child.

Warm Regards,

Monique English


Principal Monique English


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