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Meet the Principal

My name is Mike Rayson. I have earned my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Indiana University Northwest. I began my career in education as a special education teacher with the Griffith Public Schools. It was there that I was fortunate enough begin my journey into school administration. In 2017 I joined the staff at Flint Lake Elementary in the Valparaiso Community Schools as a dean of students. From there I was provided the opportunity to become the principal of Central Elementary in 2019. Since the 2020 / 2021 school year I have have called Parkview home. 
 
As a father of two incredible kids, I know firsthand how much trust parents have in our communities educators. The Parkview staff and I aim to uphold that trust and provide our students with an environment that is safe and conducive to learning everyday. At Parkview, we strive to encourage students to set goals and provide the supports necessary to reach those goals. Helping our kids realize their full potential and become the best versions of themselves is what drives us. 
 
I promise that you and your students will get our best everyday. They will be welcomed, safe, taught and loved from the moment they step though our doors and beyond.