Ralph Witters Elementary

The school known as Ralph Witters Elementary was first built as Springview School in 1952. At that time, Ralph Witters was the principal of another Thermopolis elementary building, Hill School. He had begun as principal of Hill School in 1946 and would continue in this role for more than 30 years, retiring in 1978.

By 1994, growing student enrollment moved the fourth and fifth-grade students to Lucerne Intermediate School, just north of Thermopolis. Construction on another addition to Ralph Witters began in 2006 and was completed for the 2007-08 school year. With the newly expanded building, the fourth and fifth graders returned to the building, bringing Ralph Witters back to its original purpose as a school for all students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

244 students
8:1 student/teacher ratio

RWE Covid-19 Temporary School Closure

RWE Parents/Guardians,
Below you’ll see a chart of the morning cohort rotations for RWE students. RWE staff will continue to be outside each morning helping direct students to their designated locations. Please contact the RWE office with any questions you may have!

Grade-Level-2020-2021-Morning-Cohort-Rotations

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Catelyn Deromedi
Catelyn Deromedi
Principal Grades K-4
RWE
Thermopolis has been my home since 2011. It has been the place where my teaching career began and will be a place where my administrative career will continue. I taught fifth grade for two years and then taught sixth-grade math for four years at Thermopolis Middle School. During that time I began working on my administrative degree through Chadron State College. After being a sixth-grade teacher, I had a phenomenal one-year mentorship as the 5-12 Dean of Students at Thermopolis Middle School and Hot Springs County High School.

My journey has since led me to become the principal of Ralph Witters Elementary School. The staff, students, and parents at our school are exceptional. Everyone involved puts students first. We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments and we will continue to set goals with high expectations for student learning.

My husband Brandon and I have a preschool son. Someday we look forward to our own son learning from the outstanding educators at Hot Springs County School District.

At Ralph Witters Elementary we believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible. With that in mind, parents are invited to be active participants in our school. Whether you are a classroom volunteer, a member of the PTO, you participate in special events, or you are a member of our site council, you are encouraged to be involved! Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.

My door is always open for questions you may have and I look forward to working with all of you!
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Blair Allmaras
Blair Allmaras
Title I Para
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6561
Dana Bjorhus
Dana Bjorhus
Physical Education Teacher
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6599
Stephanie Boren
Stephanie Boren
Reading Interventionist
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6561
Amanda Bridges
Amanda Bridges
3rd Grade Teacher
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6674
Hannah Brooks
Hannah Brooks
Food Service Coordinator
District
Phone: 307-864-6539
Hannah Brown
Hannah Brown
2nd Grade Teacher
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6588
Kacey Cahill
Kacey Cahill
Kindergarten Teacher
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6583
Jessica Carswell
Jessica Carswell
Special Education Teacher
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6586
Rayann Casciato
Rayann Casciato
KinderBoost Teacher
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6598
Nichole Ciz
Nichole Ciz
Early Childhood
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6509
Ashley Cleare
Ashley Cleare
Kindergarten Teacher
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6582
Joleen Crosby
Joleen Crosby
Special Education Aide
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6561
Bethany Davidson
Bethany Davidson
1st Grade Teacher
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6585
Catelyn Deromedi
Catelyn Deromedi
Principal Grades K-4
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6561
Toby Emery
Toby Emery
4th Grade Teacher
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6561
Kim Ennis
Kim Ennis
Special Education Aide
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6561
Bailey Fisher
Bailey Fisher
Title I Para
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6561
Jessica Flores
Jessica Flores
Special Education Para
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6561
Vivian Georgius
Vivian Georgius
4th Grade Teacher
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6672
Ashley Griffin
Ashley Griffin
Behavior Interventionist
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6649
Jennifer Harvey
Jennifer Harvey
Special Education Para
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6511
Victoria Haun
Victoria Haun
2nd Grade Teacher
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6589
Heather Herring
Heather Herring
Lights On Site Coordinator
RWE
Phone: 307-864-6561
Brenna Huckfeldt
Brenna Huckfeldt
School Nurse
District
Phone: 307-864-6562 RWE / 307-864-6662 TMS / 307-864-6614 HSCHS