Principal's Corner

Matt Dodson-Principal

I am honored and humbled to introduce myself as Principal of DeWitt High School. Thank you for this opportunity to serve the community in which I was raised.

I am a proud graduate of DeWitt High School (Class of 1997) and have lived in DeWitt since 1989. I completed my post-secondary schooling at Hope College, Western Michigan University, and Spring Arbor University with studies in the English Language Arts, History, and Education Leadership. I am encouraged that over the past 25 years DeWitt has never lost its small community climate and culture.

As a high school student, I was very fortunate to have participated in theatrical productions, choir, athletics, and a variety of clubs. I believe that providing a diverse set of extra-curricular offerings while encouraging participation in multiple activities is essential to the development and success of our students.

DeWitt High School continues to provide students with an outstanding education. My guiding principles are rooted in what is best for our students, our school, and our community. Through valuable and strong connections with ALL students, staff, parents, and community stakeholders, I look forward to the work that is necessary to promote, encourage, and cultivate excellence at DHS.

Sean Wade-Assistant Principal

Sean is beginning his 26th year as an Assistant Principal, the last 24 years at DeWitt High School. Born and raised in Grand Ledge, Mr. Wade attended both Lansing Community College and Michigan State University where he earned his teaching degree and later his Master's in Educational Administration. Mr. Wade taught for 8 years in several districts including Grand Ledge, Lansing and Laingsburg gaining experience at the middle school, high school and alternative education levels. Sean considers the Assistant Principalship at DeWitt High School his dream job and hopes to continue in this position for a long time to come. He has been married to his wife Roxy for 26 years and has two daughters both attended DHS and a son-in-law who also graduated from DHS. In his spare time, Mr. Wade enjoys playing guitar, movies, reading, swimming and traveling with his family.

Marie Richards-Assistant Principal

Marie is beginning her 11th year as an Assistant Principal with this being her second year at DeWitt High School. Ms. Richards is originally from Saginaw, Michigan where she also attended Saginaw Valley State University to earn her teaching degree in secondary education. Later, Ms. Richards earned her Master's Degree from Michigan State University while she was teaching language arts and social studies in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It was awesome teaching near the beach! Previously, Marie served as the Assistant Principal/Academic Advisor at Sacred Heart Academy in Mount Pleasant. Marie really enjoys being an Assistant Principal at DHS and believes it is the best place to work because of the amazing students and staff. In her spare time, Marie likes to travel, go on long walks, read, listen to podcasts, spend time with family and friends, and watch sports.