Principal

Lewis and Clark Families!

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year at Lewis and Clark Elementary, Home of the Eagles!  This year has started off very different then in the past and I know that we are all committed to providing the best possible education for our students in this challenging time.

I am thrilled to join the Lewis and Clark community in my first year as the Principal.  I have worked for the Richland School District for 22 years.  I began as a teacher at Marcus Whitman Elementary for 4 years, moved to the Assistant Principal at Hanford and Enterprise Middle Schools for 9 years, and the last 9 years I have been the Principal at Wiley Elementary.     

I am excited to serve the students, staff and community of Lewis and Clark.  I believe that we are all committed to the success of our students and families in our school.  I have seen this from the staff already in their preparedness for the school year.  Please don’t hesitate to get involved or simply reach out with questions or concerns.  While I am always happy to help, I encourage you to start with your child’s teacher with questions or concerns so you can build a partnership with him/her to support your student. 

The Lewis and Clark staff hold high expectations for students both academically and behaviorally and work together to help every student achieve success.  Staff continually challenge each other and students to improve and grow, believing in a culture of continual learning for everyone.

We are really looking forward to having our students return to school in person.  I look forward to getting to know our students as well as our families.  I appreciate the support and confidence you have placed in our staff and believe together we will make Lewis and Clark Elementary an amazing school!

Go Eagles!   

Marc' C. Nelson, Principal