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  • Dr. Craig Merkerson- Millennium Principal

    From the Principal’s Desk


    August 2020


    Dear Millennium Parents/Guardians, 


    I would like to take this opportunity to express how honored and proud I am to be your principal at Santa Fe Elementary School for the 2020-21 school year. The commitment, dedication and support of the faculty, staff, students, parents and the school community will cultivate a positive and productive environment necessary to increase student performance.

    As principal, I will continue to support instruction where emphasis are placed on critical thinking skills, problem solving and project-based learning.  I believe that a significant amount of time should be allocated to instruction; teachers should use a variety of assessment techniques to monitor students’ progress and parents should be involved in all aspects of student learning. This approach will ensure that every student will be offered the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential with parents being an integral part of student growth and development.

    This is closely aligned with our Superintendent’s vision for the Hickman Mills C-1 School District.  

    We are proud of the accomplishments of our students and staff.  We welcome and encourage you to visit our website often for updated information.  Please feel free to contact me at or 816-316-7950.

    Dr. Craig L. Merkerson obtained his B.S. degree from the Bethune-Cookman College. His M. Ed from Troy State University and Ed. S and Ed. D from Argosy University.  Dr. Merkerson has been in the education field for the past 18 years. He has held positions as Elementary School Teacher, Math Specialist and Administrator.