Welcome to Foster Elementary

From Your Principal

I appreciate your interest in our school website!  Our staff would like to welcome you to Foster Elementary School, "Home of the Orioles"!  Our team looks forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year.  When you have the opportunity to visit Foster, we hope you will see the great pride and passion of our students and staff.  Our Foster staff is dedicated to providing the best educational experience for your child.  We ask students to do their best academically and behaviorally at all times because as each child's success in our school is based on their individual effort each day.

To increase your child's academic and social progress, it is very important that teachers, parents, support staff, and the principal communicate openly concerning the progress of your child.  We all want the best for your son or daughter, and we ask for you to partner with us to help them achieve throughout the school year. You, the parents, play a key role in the education of your child.  Your support and interest in your child's daily work and your presence at school are vital!  Please don't hesitate to stop in the office or contact us at 845-3820 if you would like more information about any of our programs!

Brian Dotson

Foster Elementary Principal


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Vision Statement

Foster Elementary School students will be confidently prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt and succeed in their future.

Mission Statement

Foster Elementary School staff will provide a safe environment, strengthening a positive self-image, while challenging academic abilities to promote lifelong learning for all students.

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505 E. Foster St.
Ludington, MI 49431
Office:  (231) 845-3820
Fax:      (231) 845-0146

Office Hours 7:30 - 4:15

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Brian Dotson

Dean of Students

Tim Hansen


Shawn Groenhout
Lindsey Hatch


Michelle Kiessel


Shelly Anderson
Hallie Anscombe
Lindsey Boyd
Judy Bussey
Cindy Cooper
Chaz Dila
Trish Forfinski
Ingrid Fournier
Laura Holmes
Christine James
Michal LaCombe
Ryan Lewis
Larry Lynch
Brenda Massie
Karen Mazur
Jennifer McWilliams
Christa Millspaugh
Bekki Moser
Andrea Raven
Hjordis Rivet
Sara Roesler
Amy Schmidt
Thad Shank
Sten Vaara
Jennifer Vogel
Anita Winterhalter