Principal's Page

Melissa Remillard Principal

Paw Paw Early Elementary

Welcome students and families!

As the principal of Paw Paw Early Elementary School, I am excited about the direction Paw Paw Early Elementary is heading. Here is a timeline of our work!


  • Differentiated instruction in a workshop model (Daily 5 for most)
  • Created PRIME Time for Tier 2 intervention (Reading supports)
    • Purchased LLI Kits as a tool for interventions
  • Focus on GELN K-3 Essential Practices a focus for ongoing professional learning and discussion
  • PRIDE Matrix Created and lessons for all areas in the matrix


  • Adoption of Wonders for ELA
    • ELA reps worked throughout the summer to develop weekly unit plans and essential lessons
  • Continued PRIME Time
    • Added A decoding inventory called Differentiated Instruction to support phonological awareness and word recognition, word recognition and fluency, fluency and comprehension. vocabulary and comprehension
  • Continued to work assuring that small group instruction was a priority in each classroom
  • Developed essential standards for all grade levels and all subjects through the MTSS process


  • All teachers trained in Daily 5 to provide common language and understanding
    • 1 model classroom from each grade level designated for Daily 5
  • All teachers trained in the PLC Process
  • Continue to refine our essential standards
  • Developing common assessments
  • Switched from Synergy to PowerSchool and developed Standards-Based Report Cards

Educationally Yours,

Melissa Remillard