Greetings Portland High Families -
My name is Jamie DeWitt and I am excited to introduce myself as the principal of Portland High School. Portland Public Schools has a reputation for excellence and dedication to students. I am honored to serve the community and the high school staff, students, and families.
My 15 years of experience in education has been diverse. I spent five years as a high school math teacher. I was a varsity track coach and an online teacher. I spent time at an educational non-profit training teachers and administrators throughout Michigan in the best practices in blended learning. I was also the principal of a blended learning charter school. Throughout my career, one thing has remained constant and that is how much I love working with students and families. This dedication to each and every learner will stay with me as I work with you this year and into the future.
I have three elementary-aged sons. Liam, Elliott, and Caleb are excited for the change and to meet new friends. At home, we love being outside, camping, hiking, and taking care of our 120 pound rescue dog, Charlie. We are a military family, as my husband has served with the Army National Guard since 2001. We love camping, hiking and spending time together visiting national parks.
I am dedicated to supporting teachers so they can provide the best education possible for our youth. I am here if you have any questions or concerns during the transition or throughout the year.