I would like to take a minute and introduce myself to you. My name is Shawn Veitch, and I will be serving as the principal of Dutton Elementary. I have experienced so many great things about Dutton and look forward to continuing the same programs that have made Dutton Elementary such a great place to learn. I have been in the field of education for ten years. I taught 5th grade at West Elementary in Lakewood for one year before coming to Caledonia. I taught 7th grade math and science at Duncan Lake Middle School for six years, and was the head wrestling coach for five years. In 2012-2013, I was the assistant principal at Thornapple Kellogg Middle School which taught me a lot on how to be an adminstrator. I have been here at Dutton Elementary since 2014 and look forward to MANY more years! My wife, Lindsay, and I reside in Caledonia with our two sons, Evan and Ian. We also have two dogs, Ella and William. Lindsay teaches 8th grade Social Studies and Language Arts at Duncan Lake Middle School in Caledonia. In my free time, I love the outdoors. I enjoy hiking, hunting and fly fishing. But most importantly, my wife and I love watching and supporting the Michigan State Spartans and the Detroit Tigers!
One of my main goals as principal is taking care of our staff at Dutton so that they, in turn, take good care of the children entrusted to us. We have an excellent staff at Dutton Elementary. You will not find a more caring and dedicated group of professional educators. We will take good care of your children.
The success of Dutton Elementary is a direct reflection of the support of you, the parents. We always need your help and will have various opportunities and needs for volunteers throughout the school year. Please contact the office or myself if you would like to lend a hand.
I look forward to a great school year. Please let me know if I can be of any help.
Shawn Veitch, Principal