National Principals Month: Connie Hytjan

Please join us in recognizing Connie Hytjan, Principal of Forest Hills Elementary, for National Principals Month. We asked Connie a few questions about her motivations as an educator and leader. Here are her responses:

Why did you choose education?

I have always had a passion for working with children.  As a child, I loved school and I did everything I could to be a part of learning.  As a little girl, I played school; as a teen, I volunteered in the childcare room at church. I taught Sunday School, I babysat, and prior to and during college, I was a playground/ recreation summer coordinator.  

What gets you out of bed?

I love my job of serving our Forest Hills community.  No two days are the same and there are always surprises in my day; problems to solve;  families, students, and staff to support; and fun to be had.  Watching our staff and teachers interact with our students, building strong and positive relationships, inspires me. Having grandsons in the district also influences me – knowing that they are members of our district community makes my work very personal as I want them to have only the best educational and school experience. 

Stay tuned for more stories about each principal as we post their photo and story this month.