Meet the Principal - Mrs. Michelle Unger

  • Mrs. Unger brings extensive background and experience in early childhood education to New Albany - Plain Local Schools and the Early Learning Center (ELC). For the last 15 years, she has served as a Director of Regional and Early Childhood Education Programs providing direct oversight to four school districts in Perry and Hocking Counties through the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center, while also providing support services to 14 school districts in a five county consortium. Mrs. Unger’s background and teaching experience in early childhood education, literacy, data analysis, and special education will be tremendous assets to the ELC to support staff and students. Mrs. Unger is a leader in early learning, advocates for early childhood education with the legislature, and is a successful grant writing recipient.

    Mrs. Unger’s successful experiences in early childhood education will enable the district to continue to create the foundations necessary for our youngest students to learn, discover, and grow at the New Albany ELC. Mrs. Unger is a collaborative, nurturing leader focused on meeting the needs of students. She is committed to enhancing the positive school culture that has been developed by the entire ELC staff.

    Mrs. Unger earned her Superintendent and Principal licenses through the University of Dayton, a Master of Arts in Early Education Intervention Specialist from Ashland University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary & Early Childhood Education from West Liberty University, Wheeling, West Virginia. She resides in Lancaster with her husband Troy and two teenage sons, Corbin and Brock.

    Mrs. Unger shared, ““I am excited to meet the students of the New Albany ELC and work closely with their parents and teachers to make sure their first years in our school district are filled with amazing opportunities for academic and social growth. I consider it an honor to serve New Albany’s youngest learners as the principal of the ELC.”