Elementary School
Principal's Message

Greetings, Buenos Dias, and As-Salaam-Alaikum!

Thank you for stopping by our website. My name is Dr. Elizabeth McNally, and I am the principal of Highland Elementary School in Columbus City Schools. Highland is an historic building, proudly serving the Hilltop community for over 120 years. We take pride in a long history of excellence. Whether you are a current Highland parent or you are considering Highland as a school for your child, you will find that we are a special place for students to learn and grow.   

High quality education is invaluable. We empower our youngsters to pursue their dreams with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be successful in their chosen endeavors. This takes hard work and requires both school and family to come together. My expectation is that parents are an active partner in the education of their learners, and at Highland, we believe that the community and school working in tandem as we prepare our youth for thereal world,makes the most impact. I believe that the future belongs to our learners, and that we must prepare them to solve problems that they have inherited from previous generations, by supporting them to develop their thinking in innovative creative ways. Therefore, my vision is simple: 100% STUDENT SUCCESS!

The first days of school is my favorite time of year. I am very excited that Highland classrooms, halls, and playground will once again come alive with the sounds of teaching, learning, and laughter. As principal, I want you to know that while your children are at Highland, they will be highly educated, safe, cared for, and loved. With their academic and personal development as our priority, we focus on developing the whole child as we prepare tomorrows leaders.

I look forward to the year ahead as we do this together. If you have any questions, feel free to see or contact me any time. 


Getting to Know Dr. McNally:

Education: Westminster College (New Wilmington, PA) and The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

Years in Columbus City Schools: 16

Favorite Color: Rainbow

Children: one daughter starting middle school (time flies!) and one daughter in second grade

Pets: Churchill (a Rottweiler) and Kidaly (a cat)

Favorite Foods: bacon cheeseburgers and french fries

Hobbies: spending time with family and friends, learning, and traveling

Principal - Dr. Elizabeth McNally
(614) 365-5935  |   40 S. Highland Avenue Columbus, OH 43223
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