Ruth Foster Principal

Hello! My name is Ruth Foster and I am the principal at Fuerstenau Early Childhood Center.  I support the staff and families for Kindergarten, Young 5's, Little Panthers and the before- and after-school KIDS care programs. 

I was the principal at Scott Elementary here in DeWitt for eight years.  I retired in 2012 and was pleased when Dr. Deiter asked me to return for the 2017-18 school year as principal at FECC! 

As I have been hiring new teachers, working with the Fuerstenau Leadership Team, and beginning to meet our students, I am very excited to be back on the job here in DeWitt.  This is am amazing dedicated and highly professional staff.

I ask that you call or e mail with your questions, concerns, and celebrations.  I have learned that frequent communication is one of the keys to a success parent/school partnership.  In addition, my door is always open to parents unless I am in a meeting or in a classroom.  Please feel free to drop in.
I am looking forward to meeting our new students and their families! FECC is a beautiful place to learn.

Principal's Bio
Principal, Ruth Foster

I have been an elementary school principal for almost 20 years.  Prior to becoming an administrator, I taught kindergarten, fifth grade, and remedial reading. I retired in 2011 from the principalship at Scott Elementary right here in DeWitt.  My eight years in DeWitt was the highlight of my career.  I have spent the summer becoming familiar with the wonderful programs that FECC offers as well as getting to know this truly amazing staff that will be working with your child. 

My family consists of my husband, Mike, our adult children, a teenaged son in college, and our granddaughters. Mike is also an educator, serving as a superintendent in Shiawassee County. We reside in Laingsburg with our college-age boys, 2 cats, 2 dogs, and a flock of chickens. My hobbies are gardening, piano, reading, traveling, sewing, and fitness. There is never a dull moment in the Foster household!

As graduates of Michigan State University my husband and I bleed green and we enjoy supporting our Spartans.  However, I proudly wear the blue and gold of DeWitt! This is a remarkable school district and I am elated to be part of Fuerstenau and to welcome you and your child.  My door is always open and I’m just a phone call away if you have any questions or concerns.