Meet the Principal

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”

                                                                                                                                                            Henry David Thoreau


Welcome to Merrill Park Elementary!  My name is Lisa Tran and I am the principal of Merrill Park.  I possess over seventeen years educational experience with the last seven being spent as an elementary principal. I am happily married to my husband Hoa, and we have two children, Maya and Mason.  I am a product of Saginaw Public Schools and I am  proud to be the principal of Merrill Park. I thoroughly enjoy being the principal at Merrill Park and I truly love what I do!   

Merrill Park has an excellent, caring, highly qualified staff, and an excellent academic program for all students.  We are dedicated to helping our students achieve their highest level of success in an environment that emphasizes the importance of personal responsibility, positive attitude, hard work, and a safe learning environment.  We are a team of hardworking, friendly staff that cares about its students.  The warm friendly atmosphere is apparent when you first walk in the door. 

The families and community help to make Merrill Park a true success!  It is my firm belief that involving all stakeholders in a school community is a key factor to ensuring a high achieving and family friendly school. The Merrill Park Team thrives on building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. 

As Merrill Park's Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. All students, staff, and parents deserve a positive, caring and safe environment. I believe that all issues and concerns are important especially if it impacts a child's education.