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Welcome to Dearborn Heights School District No. 7!

Dear Pardee Families,
I am honored to introduce myself as the new principal of Pardee Elementary School. I am
excited about the opportunity to work with such an incredible staff as we ensure that each and
every student receives an education that leaves a lasting impression and prepares them for the
The 2019-20 school year will mark my 14 th year in education. I have spent the last 13 years with
Lamphere Schools as a physical education teacher, adaptive PE teacher, coach and restorative
practices coordinator. Through these roles and additional leadership positions that I held within
the district, I acquired the knowledge, skills and desire to be an administrator.
I earned my Bachelor of Education from Western Michigan University, my Master of Education
from Saginaw Valley State University and I will be completing my Education Specialist degree
within the next year from Arkansas State University. Although I am an educator, I am also a
husband and father. My wife, Courtney and I have two boys, Jack (6) and Crosby (4).
I am thrilled to be given this opportunity and look forward to immersing myself in our school
community. I believe that every student deserves a quality education in a safe environment and
that is most successful when a school and its families work together for the best interests of our
children. Working together with you and our Pardee team is my top priority. As principal, my
door is always open and I welcome and encourage your input. Please feel free to stop in or make
an appointment to discuss any ideas, suggestions or concerns that you may have.
I look forward to working with you and your child(ren).
With Panda Pride,
Jonathan Ziaja
Principal, Pardee Elementary School

Latest News

Revised Meal Distribution Schedule for Easter Week

Due to next Friday being "Good Friday", the meal distribution schedule for the week of April 6th-10th ONLY has changed. Meals will be distributed on Monday, April 6th, Wednesday, April 8th and THURSDAY, April 9th. You will still get all of the meals to cover the full week including the weekend. We will return to the normal Monday, Wednesday, Friday distribution days for the week of April 13th.

Canceled - Pardee Staff Parade

Due to Governor Whitmers '"Stay Home, Stay Safe" order we are canceling the Pardee Staff Parde. The Staff at Pardee misses you and wants everyone to stay well.

Pardee Staff Parade

We miss our school family! Join us for a Pardee Staff Parade on Tuesday, March 24th at 1:00 PM. Staff will stay in their cars and follow the route below. While, we know you all don't live on the route, feel free to find a parking spot on the street and wave from your cars! Please practice safe social distancing by staying in your yard or car.

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