Administrative Team

 

Principal

Craig McCalla was principal of Cornerstone Elementary for thirteen years before the name changed to Anchor Elementary. Craig earned a bachelor of arts degree in Emotional Impairments and a master of arts in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. Before coming to Dexter, he taught in Saline for one year, and  Chelsea for eight years. The first six years in Chelsea, Craig taught the regional emotionally impaired classroom at Pierce Lake Elementary and the last two years he was a teacher consultant at Beach Middle School. Craig says, "I enjoy the energy and passion of the students and staff.  We have built a school based on what is best for students.  I am amazed every day at the commitment to education of our students, staff, families, and community. My career has been filled with amazing people who have taught me the importance of listening, being compassionate, and caring about those around me.  I owe so many, so much." In his spare time, Craig enjoys traveling, playing baseball, reading together, and spending time with friends and family: wife Kathryn, son Jack, and their dog Roxie. In his spare time he does construction projects, plays ice hockey, wrestles, reads, and cheers for Detroit teams. Phone extension: 2001

Secretaries

Amy Sadler has worked for Dexter Community Schools since 2016. She is married and has four boys. Her oldest son is an aviation student at Western Michigan University, and her other three boys are Dexter students. She is happy to be back in Michigan and settled in Dexter after spending 20 years moving around the country as an Army wife. In her spare time she enjoys attending her boys sporting events, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Contact: sadlera@dexterschools.org / extension 2011.

Savannah Stiddom graduated from Canton High School in 2014. She has been employed with Dexter Community Schools since 2016, starting as a paraprofessional at Wylie. She lives in Chelsea with her soon-to-be husband Sean, their dog Diesel, and their cat Norman. In her spare time Savannah enjoys walking her dog, spending time with family and friends, and low-key lounging around the house.
Contact: stiddoms@dexterschools.org / extension 2012

Upcoming Events

We owe much thanks to Cornerstone's competent and gracious staff...the opportunity to learn is a gift, and the opportunity to do that in a space and community like that at Cornerstone is a privilege.” - Dave and Natalie T., parents of a Young Fives student

Contact Us

  • Anchor Elementary School
    7480 Dan Hoey Rd.
    Dexter, MI 48130
  • School Hours
    M-F 8:14am - 3:06pm
    Half Days
    8:14am - 11:40am
    Office Hours
    M-F 7:30am - 4:00pm
  • (734) 424-4120
    (734) 424-4129 fax
  • Principal Craig McCalla
  • Dexter Community Schools  734-424-4100
  • 7714 Ann Arbor Street,
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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