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Moraine’s next principal to build on Moraine’s culture of student empowerment, learning and leadership

Mr. Joseph ReimannDuring Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting on June 8,  2021, the Northville Board of Education unanimously approved a one year contract for Joseph Reimann to serve as Principal of Moraine Elementary School. Joseph succeeds Denise Bryan who will be retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

Mr. Reimann joins Northville Public Schools from Grosse Ile Township Schools where he taught music education, including band, across the preK-12 grades (primarily at middle school) for ten 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, Mr. 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, Mr. Reimann has 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. Mr. 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 during her fourteen years as Moraine Elementary School’s principal.

“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 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.”

Mr Joseph Reimann said “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.”

Mr. 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.

Mr. Reimann lives in Beverly Hills with his wife, Mandy, of 12 years and three children Ellie (8), Lydia (6), and Joey (4). They love spending their weekends outdoors at a Metropark or Farmers Market. Mr. Reimann is an avid sports fan and enjoys finding any place with live music.