Principal: James Cliffe
Assistant Principal: Amber Eliason
Assistant Principal: Ronda Fournier
Extended Day Supervisor: Steve Maroon
Special Education Supervisor: Kelli Rogers

September 14,  2015

Dear Montello Families and Friends,

On behalf of our staff, I welcome you to Montello. As we begin our third week of school, I hope this letter finds you  optimistic and energized for the new school year. Tradition has been that the months of July and August are vacations for staff and students. While this remains true for many, at Montello many of our students and staff participated in  five weeks of summer programming. Our summer learning experience is just one example of our commitment to Lewiston Public School’s Mission of Ensuring Student Academic and Civic Success.

Assistant Principal Amber Eliason, our faculty, and I are deeply committed to your children’s wellbeing and success. We have high expectations for students and equally high expectations for ourselves. Our school wide expectations require students, staff, and visitors to Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe at all times. As your school leader, it is important to me that everyone who walks through Montello’s doors is safe, feels respected, and is excited to be here.

Raising student achievement is our top priority. In order to do this, Ms. Eliason, our staff, and I will maintain a strong focus on teacher effectiveness, partnering with parents, and most importantly- making decisions that are in the best interest of children.

We encourage and welcome parents to take an active role in our school. It is important that we see ourselves as a true community; sharing ownership and setting common goals. If at any time I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. Working together, we can be sure that our children have an excellent school experience.

I remain truly privileged to be Montello’s Principal.


Jim Cliffe