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Assistant Principal's Corner

Welcome BWI, where Eagles RISE!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year Big Walnut students, families, and friends!
 
It's an honor and a privilege to serve Big Walnut students and families as your Assistant Principal at the intermediate building! This will be my third year serving as Assistant Principal at BWI, previously serving as the Principal of the Early Learning Center at Harrison Street Elementary (2020-21) and Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at the Middle School (2018-2019). I feel grateful to have an opportunity to impact our students at Big Walnut Intermediate and I have found that the staff and students come together at our school to build a culture and charm that is unmatched by other school districts! 
 
I began my journey in education after graduating from Ohio Dominican University with a bachelor's degree as a Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist. I served in special education  through the ESC of Central Ohio and Buckeye Valley before coming to Big Walnut in 2016, where I taught as a co-teacher in the science department at the middle school. I have had the pleasure of coaching for the Big Walnut Eagles in multiple capacities including football, basketball, and baseball, leading me to be an outspoken advocate for athletics and extra-curricular activities district-wide. 
 
Central Ohio has been home to me for 14 years now. My wife Kaitlyn and I are blessed to raise our two children, Gino and Enzo in beautiful Delaware county! I have found a home at Big Walnut, and I am passionate about guiding students to take ownership of their school and invest in their education. I am confident that the skills and character they will develop during their 5th and 6th grade years at BWI will serve them well as they become successful and productive members of their community!
 
I look forward to sharing a wonderful year with your students in 2021/2022!
 
Respectfully, 
Nick Powell
Assistant Principal
Big Walnut Intermediate School