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 an active participant 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!