Monthly Bobcat Blast



Hello to our Bobcat parents and guardians! I would like to start off by saying it was a great first week of school. The best I have had during my eighteenth years in education. The students have been great. I am really excited about our staff and to see how they can help your student excel. Mr. Hood and I had class meetings with students last week to make students aware of the high expectations we have here at Brandywine MS/HS. Please ask them what we talked about. When you get a chance please look over the handbook so you know what the expectations are as well.

I'd like to take this time to formally introduce myself. My name is Mr. Evan Winkler and I'm excited to be back home as principal at Brandywine MS/HS. I know a lot of families from my time at Brandywine but I wanted to share a little bit about myself, and hope to get to know all of you better over the coming years as well.

I grew up in Hastings, MI where I enjoyed playing many different sports during my high school career. I went to Kellogg Community College for my first two years of education. I received my Bachelors degree from Grand Valley State University and subbed at my alum mater my first year out of college. I then got my first teaching job here at Brandywine MS/HS. I also coached boy and girls soccer during my time at Brandywine.

I received my master degree from Marygrove college and obtained my adminstration training from Michigan Associations of Secondary School Principals, Path to Leadership program. After eleven years at Brandywine I had the opportunity to be an assistant principal at Ring Lardner Middle School. I was at Ring Lardner as assistant principal and principal for six years. It has been great to be back at a place that I have a lot of pride in.

I have always believed that relationships are essential to the learning process. I hope to help promote a student-centered environment and provide quality learning and social-emotional experiences for your children. It is my goal to increase the lines of communication with our families and to involve parents in the school process as much as possible. If you ever have any concerns at all, please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

A few more details about myself...My wife Katie and I have three amazing children, Colin (11), Jack (9), and Luke (5). In my free time, I enjoy exercising, coaching my sons in soccer, and going on adventures with my family. I'm excited to be back at home and to see all the great things we can accomplish together. Go Cats!

"United in Educational Excellence"

Homecoming Week

Homecoming is the week of September 12. More information to come.