By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Douma starts new journey at H-M-S

Middle school principal looking forward to meeting students and staff


July 6, 2023


Heidi Douma's new job as principal at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School is her first in K-12 administration.

Heidi Douma's passion for teaching might be hereditary.

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's new middle school principal comes to the district with not only a solid resume, but also deep family ties to PK-12 education.

"My mom was a teacher and my sisters were all involved in education in some way," she said. "After initially majoring in business, I felt God calling me to the education field and especially early childhood and special education."

Douma's first official day was July 1. She brings to H-M-S a varied background in teaching that runs the gambit from preschool to higher education.

Douma first...

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