Hello! I am Christie Enstrom-West and am very happy to be the principal of Mattawan Later Elementary. In the fall of 2012 I will begin my eleventh year as the principal of the Later Elementary School. Prior to coming to Mattawan, I worked for the Kalamazoo Public Schools for 26 terrific years, the final 19 as an elementary administrator.
I have received my Bachelors and Masters in Education from Western Michigan and was awarded the College of Education Alumni Society Golden Apple Award in 2001 from WMU.
My two sons, Nathan and Erik, are both graduates of Mattawan Consolidated School. Nathan is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and Erik attends the University of Michigan. Both were well prepared for the rigors of higher education by Mattawan's outstanding teaching staff.
In addition to my two sons, I have three step-children and a terrific husband, Harold West, who recently retired from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.
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