Bellview Elementary School welcomes new principal

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published November 19, 2019




EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe’s Bellview Elementary welcomed a new principal Nov. 4. Jason Perrin joined the district and got to work to do his part in educating the community’s children.

Coming from the East China School District, north of Lake St. Clair, Perrin will be bringing 20 years of educational experience to the new position.

“I taught at the East China School District in the sixth to 12th grade and served as curriculum coordinator. This was about 20 years. I have a master’s in K-12 educational administration, and a master’s in secondary education,” Perrin said. “The biggest difference here at Bellview is the age of the students I’ll be working with. I will be getting reacquainted with the third to fifth grade level. I am hoping to spend some time getting to know them and learning what works best for them.”

Assistant Superintendent Christina Gibson, who was involved in his hiring process, said Perrin expressed the priorities that the district was looking for in a principal, and that’s why he was hired.

“Jason Perrin was selected by a committee of teachers, district leaders, principals and central office administration for his collaborative leadership style, focus on putting students first, and passion for building strong teams. Mr. Perrin spoke about a strong belief in connecting families, schools and communities,” she said in an email.

Tony Sedick, the previous principal of Bellview, left at the end of October after accepting a different position in another district. District representatives said he gave the district plenty of notice of the decision and was able to speak with Perrin about taking over the position.

Perrin said his priorities are simple ones: make Bellview a safe and effective place to learn.

“My priorities are to make every student feel safe at Bellview and make it an even happier place to be,” he said. “I want to do a lot of positive culture-building and fostering positive relationships.”

He said he also wants to improve Bellview’s outreach efforts to parents and make families more involved in the education of their children.

“We want to make sure there is more communication with parents and more material sent home to inform parents,” Perrin said. “We also want to create more opportunities to bring parents into the school.”

Perrin added that he is still finding his footing at the new school, but he is optimistic that it will be a good fit.

“This is just my second week,” he said. “I would like all students to look at Bellview as their second family, and work as a team and support each other’s success. I’m looking forward to incorporating more involvement for whole families into the educational process here.”

He wants everyone in the district to know that he is enthusiastic about the new position, and he hopes to form many personal relationships in the Eastpointe community.

“I am excited, and I am looking forward to getting to know each and every student, every parent and the community as well,” he remarked. “I am very happy to be here at Bellview.”

Call Staff Writer Brendan Losinski at (586) 498-1068.