Devon Caudill, an experienced administrator and leader in K-8 education, is the new principal of Amerman Elementary School. On Tuesday, August 28, 2019 the Northville Board of Education unanimously approved Devon Caudill for a one year interim principal contract to serve as Principal of Amerman Elementary School. Devon succeeds Marco Marando who accepted a position as a principal in another school district.
Ms. Caudill comes to Northville Public Schools from Imlay City Schools where she was the principal of Weston Elementary for five years. In her time at Weston Elementary School, she maintained positive and strong relationships with staff, school families and students, and the community. Her focus on staff development and team building promoted a culture of student-centered learning and optimized the learning environment. Prior to her role as principal, Devon served as the Dean of Students at Imlay City Middle School where she provided administrative support and implemented a character education program that promoted students’ social and emotional wellbeing.
Throughout her career, Devon has been an educator in a number of classrooms ranging from elementary to middle school. She was a sixth, seventh and eighth grade Lead Math Teacher at Pontiac Academy of Excellence. In this role she researched, developed and implemented new math curriculum and trained new teachers. She also taught first grade for five years and assisted in establishing family night programs that encouraged parent involvement in students’ education.
“Ms. Caudill is an experienced instructional leader who is student-centered and committed to optimizing a positive learning environment,” said Northville Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher. “She is excited to work collaboratively with teachers, students and families to build on Amerman’s tradition of excellence and foster opportunities for continued growth. We are excited to start the year with Ms. Caudill and look forward to welcoming her to the Northville Schools team.”
“I am honored to join the Amerman Family as principal, in a district which is known far and wide for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, to children. I will encourage them every day and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community,” Caudill said.
“It is my belief that it is the educator’s mission to make school enjoyable and exciting and all students can learn given a positive learning environment that welcomes exploration and enhances student confidence.”
Devon Caudill has a Masters of Arts in Education, Administration and Supervision from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education from Oakland University. She has received a Michigan School Administrator Certificate and a Michigan Professional Education Certificate for all elementary subjects and sixth through eighth grade mathematics and social studies.
Ms. Caudill lives in Waterford and enjoys outdoor adventures with her husband of 9 years, her seven year old son and their family dog.