Welcome to the Poupard Elementary School web
page. I am very proud to share with you just some of the many
highlights of our very special school. We opened our doors in 1951
and are located in Harper Woods, Michigan. I am the first female
principal of Poupard.
We currently have 350
students that attend our school which includes grades kindergarten-fifth
grade, three autistic classrooms and an extended day kindergarten.
We have twenty six classroom teachers and fifty four total staff members.
Our specialists included a Language Arts Specialist, Occupational
Therapist, Resource Teacher, Reading Teachers, School Psychologist, Social
Worker, Speech Pathologist, Art, Physical Education, Vocal, Instrumental
and Strings Teachers, a Computer Lab Assistant and a Library Media
Specialist. Our wonderful secretaries and engineers keep the
building operations in wonderful condition.
Our Grosse Pointe curriculum offers many avenues of differentiation to
meet the needs of our learners at all levels. Teachers regularly
attend graduate classes, conferences and workshops to increase their
instructional expertise. Our North Central Accreditation goals focus
on increasing the skills of our students in reading comprehension, in
writing and in problem solving.
As a small school, we offer a very personalized educational experience and
appreciate our strong parent partnership. Parents participate and
share their views through classroom volunteer time, PTO activities, and
PAC (Parent Advisory Committee), which provides input into our yearly
school budgeting process. Many fabulous student and family
activities are sponsored by our PTO: Family Fun Night, Holiday Breakfast,
Tin Can Auction, and Mother (or Special Person)/Son bowling and Father (or
Special Person)/Daughter dance. PTO sponsors assemblies,
supports field trips and adds enrichment activities for our students.
Students at Poupard can participate in a variety of learning and
service activities such as: Book Buddies, Safety Squad, Service Squad,
Student Council, Special Choir, and Instrumental Music.
My experience in education is vast and has been my lifelong passion.
Starting my career in Port Huron, I taught special education
students, hearing impaired students and general education students for
many years. From there, I went on to teach high school special
education students. I then became an Elementary Teacher Consultant
and while doing that decided that I wanted to go into administration.
I have been an assistant middle school and assistant elementary school
principal. I then became an elementary principal with the Anchor Bay
School District. This will start my sixth exciting year as a
I am a member of this community and have been for much of my life. I
served as the PTO President at Brownell Middle School for four years and
am currently a member of many community organizations. I have two
wonderful children. My daughter, Ashley, is a 2002 graduate of
Grosse Pointe South High School and now attends Grand Valley State
University where she studies health and science. My son, Kyle, is
senior at Grosse Pointe South and is extremely talented in music and art.
Both of my children are supportive of my position and enjoy meeting
all of the students. You will see them this year at different
The education and safety of your children is my first priority. The
decisions I make are always based on what's best for your children.
I am really looking forward to working with you as a team and will
appreciate all of the parental support you give. I am excited and
look forward to meeting each and every one of you. Together we can
make a difference.
Ms.Penny L. Stocks
and Philosophy Statement:
"It is my responsibility to positively promote education and to spark
enthusiasm within the school. I will provide the foundation for
insight, knowledge, discernment and wisdom within all students, as they
become lifelong learners. Developing these skills is essential for
growth, prosperity and conscientious decision making necessary for our