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Principal's Message

Welcome to the Big Walnut Early Learning Center at Harrison Street Elementary students and families!



It's an honor and a privilege to serve Big Walnut students and families as your Principal at the ELC! The 2020/2021 school year will be an exciting one as it will be our first year together in our new Early Learning Center at Harrison Street Elementary! I feel grateful to have an opportunity to impact our earliest learners at Big Walnut and I feel it is an honor to work closely with our fantastic staff as we serve our community! 

 

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 at Big Walnut Middle School for 2 years before moving into administration as Big Walnut’s Middle School Assistant Principal and Athletic Director in 2018.  In addition to having the honor of being your Principal at the ELC, I am also serving as the Assistant Principal at Big Walnut Intermediate School for my second year. 

 

Central Ohio has been home to me for 13 years now. My wife Kaitlyn and I were elated to welcome our second son, Enzo, into the world in June as his older brother, Gino, joyously greeted him upon his arrival! I have found a home at Big Walnut, and I am passionate about guiding students to take ownership of their school. I am confident that the skills and character they will develop during preschool at our Early Learning Center will set them up to be successful, lifelong learners and valued members of their graduating class!

 

I relish the opportunity to serve our community and foster the development of your student at our Big Walnut Early Learning Center at Harrison Street Elementary!

 

Gratefully, 

Nick Powell

Principal

The Big Walnut Early Learning Center at Harrison Street Elementary