Mr. Douglas Mentzer, Ed.S

Phone: (734) 676-2177


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History - 1992 - UM-Dearborn Secondary Teaching Certificate - 1992 UM-Dearborn M.A. Educational Leadership/Principal - 1998 - E.M.U. S.A. Educational Leadership/Superintendent - 2009 - E.M.U. See my career Profile on LinkedIn

Mr. Douglas Mentzer, Ed.S

Douglas Mentzer is entering his 24th year as an educator with Trenton Public Schools. He is currently principal at Anderson Elementary School. Before becoming the educational leader at Anderson, he served in the capacity of a high school teacher, department chairperson, assistant principal, and athletic director. Addtionally, while at the high school, he coached Varsity Football and Girls Track & Field for eleven years. He graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1992 and earned a Master's Degree in principalship in 1998 and Specialist Degree in Superintendency in 2009 from Eastern Michigan University. In his spare time, he enjoys his family, camping, and coaching soccer. Here's a quick message from the principal:

To help us achieve our goals, we encourage you to involve yourself in our children’s ongoing educational development. A partnership between students, staff, parents, and the community is the key to encouraging students to reach their highest potential. We truly believe it takes an entire village to educate a child. Our family...our house!

If you have any questions, or need information not found on the district website, we encourage you to call (734) 676-2177, email Principal Mentzer or go to

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