Bryan DeCaire

Dear Botsford Elementary Families & Friends,

As a former Botsford Bobcat, I would like to welcome everyone to the upcoming school year.  I am moved & humbled to join the Botsford Elementary community as your new principal. As your child's principal I would like to take this moment to introduce myself as I will be leading your child throughout this school year & the many years to come.  I want to begin by anticipating that all Botsford Elementary families & friends have enjoyed their summer & are all prepared to engage & get excited about what the future at Botsford Elementary has in store for everyone this school year.

I am a proud graduate of Livonia Clarenceville, class of 1996, & attended Madonna University where I received my teaching certificate in elementary education with a minor in Child Development.  In addition, I earned a certification (Master's Degree) in Education Leadership from Madonna University. I have been a part of the Clarenceville community & culture for a number of years where I once began my journey at Botsford Elementary as a kindergarten student back in 1983.  My educational journey within the Clarenceville School District included opportunities such as a substitute teacher, a paraprofessional within the special education department, a fourth grade teacher during the 2009-10 school year & most recently a fifth grade teacher for the past ten years.

As your new principal, it has always been my mission to encourage staff to develop educational & engaging activities that motivate students to learn & extend their thinking & to provide my students of Botsford Elementary a positive, safe, & successful school experience.  In addition, I will encourage my students & staff to strive towards becoming lifelong learners, leaders & productive members of a changing world. I will continue to advance the tremendous traditions & customs established at Botsford Elementary & will build upon the foundation in developing a refusal to be average.  

I am thrilled & looking forward to working with your child along with his/her family & the incredible Botsford Elementary staff this school year & am assured with your support and cooperation it will be a rewarding experience for everyone involved.   As we begin this journey together, I desire your input as we move forward & throughout this school year. If there are any questions or concerns regarding any of the information provided, please contact me through my school email, or school phone at 248.919.0404.

"True success is found in the lives you changed... not in the things you've obtained."


Your Principal,

Mr. Bryan DeCaire, Botsford Elementary Principal