The West Bloomfield School District is welcoming two new elementary school principals.
The West Bloomfield Schools Board of Education named Molly Funk the new principal of Doherty Elementary School at a special meeting held on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Funk joins Robin Kocher, who was previously named the new principal at Green Elementary School.
Funk, 33, is a Canton resident who is currently working on her doctorate in educational leadership at Eastern Michigan University, where she said that she worked with people from the West Bloomfield district and had a chance to listen to District Superintendent JoAnn Andrees speak.
“West Bloomfield has a high-level of commitment to teaching and learning and I was thrilled for the opportunity to interview for the position,” Funk said.
She had previously worked with Wayne-Westland Community Schools since 2001, serving as principal at Vandenberg Elementary, Patchin Elementary, and most recently Hamilton Elementary.
“I’m excited to work with the students, families and staff and I want to make Doherty the best elementary school in Oakland County,” Funk said.
Meanwhile, Kocher comes to West Bloomfield after serving as principal of Fischer Elementary School in Taylor. She has seven years of experience as an elementary school principal, according to Pam Zajac, public relations and marketing coordinator for the West Bloomfield district.