Principal's Message

Principal’s Message


Welcome to the McGuffey Elementary website and the 2021 – 2022 school year.  My name is Cynthia M. Baker and I am the very proud principal of McGuffey Elementary School.


 The McGuffey teachers, staff, and volunteers are dedicated to helping each child become the best learner and citizen that they can be!  Our school was named after William H. McGuffey.  He introduced a reader in 1841 that was used in many classrooms in the United States.  One of my great-grandmother’s most cherished possessions was her McGuffey Reader that she had kept from her elementary school days.  The student modeled in the reader is Caring, Accountable, Truthful, and reSpectful.  We call these our CATS behaviors and practice them each day at McGuffey.  These behaviors, which model the characteristics of the student in the McGuffey reader, lead to both success in the classroom and in life.  I have two McGuffey readers in my office as a daily reminder of these characteristics.  Our school motto emphasizes these virtues while leading students to discover their talents and emphasizing that we all play a part in our learning community.


I am a McGuffey Citizen.

I am good, I am smart, and today

I will do my part!



We also recognize the vital role parents play in the school community.  There are many ways that parents can become involved in the McGuffey community.   Please take the time to get to know your child’s school and teacher by attending school events, coming to PTO meetings, attending parent-teacher conferences, and other school wide celebrations.


The staff of McGuffey will continue to communicate with our families through phone calls and notes, interims, progress reports, social media, and good old fashion face to face talks with parents and guardians because we truly believe in your child and their success at McGuffey.  Please contact me by email at [email protected]  or call the school office at 740-670-7140 if you have any questions or concerns.


Thank you!


-Mrs. Baker J

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