Our Principal

Dear Meridian Families

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve in the role of principal at Meridian Elementary.  We have a wonderful partnership with our families, the marvelous students who attend our school, and the exceptional staff we have working with your children on a daily basis.  Our PTO’s theme has been, “We Choose Meridian.”  I want you to know that I choose Meridian as well.

As a school administrator, my experiences prior to Meridian include serving as an assistant principal at Coronado Hills Elementary in Adams 12 for seven years and principal of F.M. Day Elementary in Adams 50.  Prior to accepting the position of school administrator, I spent several years as a classroom teacher instructing students in first through fourth grade.  Some additional experiences that I believe will serve our students well here at Meridian include designing curriculum and supervising summer enrichment activities for identified gifted and talented students and teaching highly motivated students during the summer in a multi-age third, fourth, and fifth grade classroom at a Montessori school. 

Our school maintains its focus on our students, our standards of excellence, and our partnership with you.  Our staff continues to provide opportunities for our students to participate in the creation of high quality products, projects, and presentations.  We foster the development of and provide experiences where students can demonstrate their skills in the areas of creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and collaboration.  We know these abilities will serve all of our students well as they continue their education and enter the future job market. 

The support of our families combined with quality of our teaching staff elevates our status as an excellent school to that of an exceptional one.  I want you to know that every staff member in our building recognizes how fortunate we are to work with you and your children.  As we move forward with our work together, please let me know if you have any questions or comments. You may contact me by clicking on my profile to the right.  Thank you for your support!


Matthew T. Haviland