Welcome to McDowell Elementary

    My name is Natalie Wininger!  I am starting my third year as the Principal of McDowell Elementary.  This is going to be a very special year for both students and staff at McDowell....this will be the last third-grade class at McDowell Elementary before we transition to a 3-5 building!    

    I am a graduate of Hudson City Schools! My class was the first class to graduate from the new building….class of 1993! After graduating, I was fortunate enough to be recruited by the University of Cincinnati to play soccer and start my post-secondary education.   After 2 years at UC, I decided to transfer to Ashland University to continue my soccer career and my education degree in Special Education. I graduated from Ashland University in 1998 with a degree in Special Education. Never in a million years did I think I would end up back in Hudson after graduating from college, but as fate would have it, I was hired in the fall of 1998 as an Intervention Specialist at HHS! While working as an Intervention Specialist I continued my education at the University of Akron. I obtained my master’s degree in Administration. After teaching for 11 years, I was ready to take the next step in my career. I was hired as the Assistant Principal at Streetsboro High School where I worked for 3 years. After spending 3 years at Streetsboro, I was fortunate enough to return to Hudson as one of the Unit Principals at Hudson High School, where I spent 6 years before becoming the Principal of McDowell Elementary.   

    I love what I do and I am thankful every day for the opportunity I have to work with such wonderful students, staff, and parents! 


    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover."
    ~ Mark Twain