Assistant Principal's Message - Ashley Harigan

It is my privilege to serve as your Assistant Principal at Marion L. Steele High School. In this position, my focus will be to provide all students with a challenging positive learning experience, provide a foundation towards learning excellence, and work with our school community.

I grew up in the Black River Schools and was previously with the Prince William County Public Schools in Virginia for the past seven years. In addition to my teaching experience, I've served in various leadership capacities such as Athletic and Activities Director, Department Chair, School Testing Coordinator, and Summer School Principal.

I attended Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Middle Childhood Education. I earned a Masters of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia and I hold administrative licenses for an Elementary Principal, Middle School Principal, and High School Principal.

My husband, Brad, and my son and daughter are extremely excited to be moving back "home" and joining the Amherst community!

Assistant Principal's Message - Steve Meggitt

It is my privilege to serve Amherst Schools as I begin my thirty-eighth year in the field of education. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Bowling Green State University, my Master of Education degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Toledo, and completed my Administrative Licensure requirements through Ashland University.

I believe that a classroom environment that is well planned and organized is critical for learning to occur. Students that are interested and engaged in meaningful learning experiences are less likely to undermine the educational process in the classroom.

When inappropriate behavior occurs, disciplinary measures should be applied within a framework that shifts the focus from one that is solely punitive to one that is both corrective and supportive. Intervention strategies should provide students with appropriate supports that address inappropriate behavior and that would result in an improved school climate. Progressive discipline used at Marion Steele High School is based on the belief that an individual does not have the right to infringe upon the rights of others.

Parents and students must be aware of school board policy and procedures concerning acceptable and unacceptable behavior in our schools, on our buses, and on school property. All individuals associated with education of children at Marion L. Steele have the responsibility of creating a positive environment conducive to learning.