I'm Mr. John W. Elkin, principal of Carlisle Middle School since 2014-15.
I'm very proud of CMS including its students, staff, and parents as well as all of the work we have done in the last several years that led to CMS being ranked as a "High Performing" (top 20%) middle school in the state of Iowa in 2017; although that status changed last year, CMS' staff is working diligently to continuously improve our instructional practices so our students have the best learning environment possible.
My wife, Jamie, is a 2nd grade teacher in Carlisle and we have two sons that attend school in the District. As both parents and educators, we couldn't be more proud or happy to live and work in such a great community!
Again, welcome to Carlisle!
John W. Elkin