Dear Garfield Families,

On behalf of our faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you and your family to Garfield Elementary School. Our staff takes pride in serving our school community to create a positive learning environment for our students. Our staff is committed to developing and delivering a rigorous curriculum while instilling integrity, compassion and confidence in every child. We respect and honor the uniqueness of your child by differentiating our instruction to build on your student's strengths. Our primary mission is to inspire our students to become a leader in his or her own unique way. 
We are proud to say we are a  “The Leader in Me”  school. The Leader in Me incorporates  a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer-it improves the performance of all areas of our school. We have seen increased academic performance, fewer behavior problems and higher engagement of students in the classroom and throughout the building. We integrate the 7 habits of leadership into our daily curriculum, school activities and operations at Garfield. 
We  look forward to our journey and  partnership with you, the parents and caregivers of our students. We are pleased to have you as a part of our school community. Your active support and participation are encouraged and appreciated. We hope that you will join us in our bi-weekly leadership celebrations. If there is any way I can serve you please do not hesitate to contact me at (810) 984-6509 or email me at

Ms. Christine Teff
Garfield Principal

“Garfield-Inspiring Leaders for Life”

Important Contact Information

  • Attendance line phone contact: (810) 984-6509

  • New parents/guardians: Please contact the front office to ensure a valid email address is entered into Skyward, this will allow you to receive digital Garfield e-flyers via email and to access your child’s grades online.

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