Thursday, August 12, 2021

New principal appointed at Moraine Elementary

Joseph Reimann
When students at Moraine Elementary School return to in-person classes next month, they will be greeted by a new principal.

Members of the Northville Board of Education unanimously approved a one-year contract with Joseph Reimann who will serve as principal at the school for the 2021-2022 school year.

Reimann joins Northville Public Schools from Grosse Ile Township Schools where he taught music education, including band, across the pre K-12 grades (primarily at middle school) for 10 years before moving into elementary administration in 2016. He has served as principal at Meridian Elementary and Parke Lane Elementary. During his time as principal, Reimann focused on three areas of improvement, including student-focused advocacy, instructional leadership and community connection. In each of these areas of focus he established a character development program, supported teacher-led learning and led a Parent Book Club.

Throughout his career, Reimann has been committed to continuous learning and acquiring Google certification, attending leadership conferences, and connecting with educators nationwide. This dedication to personal and professional growth has provided him the expertise in building school-community partnerships and developing a leadership culture that empowers and supports students, district officials said. Reimann's background aligns with and will continue to foster the growth-mindset culture at Moraine that is a pillar of the legacy of Principal Dr. Denise Bryan who is retiring after 14 years as principal at Moraine.

“Mr. Reimann emerged as an exceptional candidate with 15 years of combined administrative, teaching, and counseling experience dedicated to developing a staff, empowering student leadership and engaging a school community,” said Northville Superintendent of Schools Mary Kay Gallagher. “His commitment to cultivating a culture of learning, valuing positive relationships, and working toward a shared vision resonated with the input received from the Moraine school community and with Northville Public Schools administration.”

“I recently had the opportunity to tour Moraine Elementary and it is amazing to see how student leadership has had such a positive impact on the entire school. After talking with staff and some Northville families, it is clear that our community is committed to character education, world-class opportunities, and high expectations. What has been most impressive as I've learned more about Moraine and Northville is that students have a voice in their school community - they are active in making their environment a better place for learning and leading. I am honored to join the Moraine staff and the Northville Public Schools,” Reimann said.

Reimann earned his undergraduate degree at Central Michigan University and later returned to CMU for a master's degree in school counseling before earning his administration credential through Eastern Michigan University in 2015.

Reimann lives in Beverly Hills with his wife of 12 years, Mandy, and three children, Ellie, 8, Lydia, 6, and Joey, 4.