Principal

Dr. Ofili Principal of Village Oaks Elementary

Greetings!

With warm wishes we welcome all visitors and current families to Village Oaks Elementary School where students Believe, Achieveand Succeed!  As the principal of our beloved school I am honored to lead in the Novi Community School District and serve the wonderful families throughout our learning community.

As a National Blue Ribbon School we take great pride in celebrating the vast diversity in our student population. Our student demographics are inclusive of more than thirty different cultures and nearly fifty different languages spoken from across the world!  We promote character development and leadership skills through our Leader in Me curriculum and our school's core values of H.E.A.R.T.  Children at VO have many opportunities to explore a variety of interests, develop their talents as critical thinkers, and participate in community service projects. As a staff we establish partnerships with all stakeholders and we work collaboratively to drive academic excellence and social-emotional wellness.

Academically, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan, where I also played football (Go Blue!).  After undergrad, I obtained my Master of Arts in K-12 Administration from Eastern Michigan University.  As I grew professionally I earned my Specialist of Arts in K-12 Administration and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University.  I was also fortunate enough to complete The Art of Leadership Institute at Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the Certified Human Resource Specialist Program with Michigan State University.

Professionally and personally, I have had many experiences which have shaped me as an educator and afforded me a unique perspective on school leadership.  I have had the pleasure of being a first grade teacher, athletic director, middle school assistant principal, and a high school assistant principal.  As a proud husband and father of three beautiful children I understand the value of family.  I also recognize the preciousness of each child and use this belief in my approach in working with all members of our school.

My primary goal as the Village Oaks Principal is to create a safe, fun, and supportive environment where students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.  Please contact our main office to set up a tour with me if you are interested in visiting our amazing school to learn more about how we lead with H.E.A.R.T.!

Sincerely,

Dr. Alexander Ofili

Dr. Ofili, No. 93, playing football for the Michigan Wolverines
Dr. Ofili in cap and gown for his own graduation
Dr. Ofili dressed as Clifford
Dr. Ofili at U of M tackling a player on another team
Dr. Ofili running with a student during the Fun Run