Middle School Principal's Message

Trent Kreischer Greetings!  After six years serving Crestview as its director of curriculum and instruction, I am extremely excited to be moving into the role of Crestview Middle School Principal and Athletic Administrator!  This is a homecoming of sorts for me as I spent 12 of my 15 years in the classroom teaching language arts at the middle school level.  Needless to say, I am eager to work with the excellent students, staff and parents.  

When Crestview Middle School was formed back in 2010, the concept was to create an environment that would allow students the transitional years between elementary and high school where young adolescents learn skills that are necessary in entering enter young adulthood.  In doing so, the middle school focuses on the growth and maturity of the whole child.  So as we embark on the ninth year of the middle school at Crestview, we continue to focus on being child-centered.  Our middle school students experience career and real world explorations through the utilization of Junior Achievement, the Career Connections Students center and various specials classes that allow for creativity outside of the “four cores.”  Also, students are given the opportunity to participate in community service projects that reveal the importance of being a good citizen.  A collaborative focus and peer-to-peer interactions with culminating projects like the Renaissance Fair and weekly cooperative learning experiences in the classroom create opportunities for students to sharpen crucial soft skills.  Crestview’s focus has always been on excellence in the classroom as it relates to academics.  As students progress through the middle school years the curricular expectations build toward high school; however, the student-centered support structures are in place should they struggle.  Lastly, and certainly not least, the social and emotional well-being of students is the number one priority of our staff.  With team time daily, teachers are afforded the opportunity to discuss interventions and strategies that support overall student growth and development, not just in the classroom.  Also, our teachers spend time working with students to see that they are safe and have opportunities for success as human beings.  

It is my goal to work alongside the outstanding staff at Crestview Middle School to build on the great traditions that have been established and to continue to sharpen our focus on the student-centered culture that it is in place.  Please feel free to email at kreischer.trent@crestviewknights.com or call me at 419.749.9100 option 3 if you have any questions or concerns.  You can also follow me on Twitter, @CK_Coach, for news and views as it relates to education and our middle school.   It was once said, “If children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond our wildest dreams.”  WIth a school and parent partnership, we can offer our students the “tools” for success. #WEARECRESTVIEW


Trent Kreischer
Crestview Middle School Principal/Athletic Administrator
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