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Marissa Community Unit School District #40

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Principals Message

Hello! My name is Lacey Schmersahl and I am very excited to be the principal at Marissa Elementary. Although this is my first year as building principal, the territory is very familiar. I was born and raised in Marissa and was a graduate of the Class of 2000. I currently live on the outside of Marissa with my husband and our three children. I studied Elementary Education at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. I began teaching in 2004. In 2008 I graduated from McKendree University with my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. After 10 years in the classroom, I accepted an assistant principals position in Belleville District 118.
Being back at Marissa is truly a dream come true. It's awesome to see so many familiar faces. The students and staff at MES are truly the best and I look forward to many years here. I have a true passion for helping others and I believe my life's mission is to impact and support as many students and families as I can. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am looking forward to a great year! 

Lacey Schmersahl