Principal's Message


Dear Garwood Families,


I am thrilled and humbled to welcome you and your family to the 2017-2018 school year!  I had heard wonderful things about this community, the staff, and the students who attend Garwood Elementary before I ever applied to be principal, and, wow, were those rumors true!  It is an honor to serve as principal to the amazing staff and students here at Garwood!


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.


Being new to Garwood, I would like to share a little about myself personally. This is my fifteenth year in education, and my 9th 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 Anne in April, 2016 and celebrated our fifteenth 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.


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 new 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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