Dr. Michael Parsons
    Michael Parsons
    Principal, Clifty Creek Elementary
    About Dr. Parsons

    Michael Parsons never dreamt of becoming a school principal, but says being a principal is the best job he has found that helps him fulfill his life mission. He believes that everyone deserves a champion who believes in and pushes them beyond their finite horizon. He is passionate about being a vocal advocate for the silenced, loving each person unconditionally, confidently disregarding the status quo presented by unoriginal seekers of average, and walking with conviction and transformative faith.

    Michael is currently serving in his 15th year as a public educator. He has served for 10 years as building administrator and is in his fourth year serving as the principal of Clifty Creek Elementary School in Columbus, IN. He obtained his B.A. in secondary education from Taylor University, M.A. in Special Education from Ball State University, Educational Administration from Ball State University, and Ph.D. from Purdue University in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He resides with his wife (Arlene), and two children, (Caleb and Natalie) in Columbus, IN.

    Michael hopes he will always be known for his actions towards others over the titles and degrees. He believes that how he treats others, builds relationships, and takes a stand for what he believes is right and true will have a longer lasting impact than any title or degree.


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    Patrick Mahaffey
    Assistant Principal
    About Mr. Mahaffey
    Patrick Mahaffey is in his 10th year at BCSC. Patrick previously taught Spanish at Northside Middle School for 5 years and also served as the Athletic Director. Before coming to Clifty Creek, Patrick was the Assistant Principal at L.C. Schmitt Elementary for 4 years.
    Patrick is excited to join the team at The Creek!