Principal's Message


Jennifer Dearwester

Principal, Grades 4 - 6
270 Jamaica Rd.
Carlisle, OH  45005


Hello, my name is Jennifer Dearwester and I am very proud to be the new principal at Grigsby Intermediate School.  I am a 1991 graduate of Xenia High School where I grew up. I completed my undergraduate work at Wright State University and received my master’s in educational leadership in 2001 from the University of Dayton.  The last 20 years I have worked for Dayton Public Schools as a teacher, Title One math coach, assistant principal, and head principal. I am very excited to be at Grigsby because I taught grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 the first 11 years of my career in Dayton.  As a result, I am familiar with the state standards and students at these grade levels.

I came to Carlisle for a professional change and challenge.  My goal is to serve the students, staff, and community of Carlisle by building trusting relationships that will help continue to lead Grigsby Intermediate School to excellence.  I believe all students can learn, grow, and succeed academically, socially, and emotionally by providing all students with authentic learning opportunities. I believe in shared leadership and using all of our school resources along with all stakeholders to make sure all students are successful and want to come to school.  I am eager to get to know the students, staff, and community. Once again, I am proud to be a part of the Carlisle family. Go Indians!!