Meet the Leadership Team

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!

We hope you're enjoying a wonderful, healthy, and relaxing summer! Summer break is flying by, and has been filled with preparations for the coming school year. On behalf of the staff at Eldorado, we are happy to welcome you to the 2023-24 school year! We are so excited to start a new school year, and I anticipate an exciting year as we collectively strive to foster a culture of learning for your child. I feel incredibly fortunate to be working with such an exceptional group of students, families, and staff members, and such an engaging community.

New-to-Eldorado staff members or changes in staff placement include:

  • Assistant Principal - New but old- Whitney Hamlin

  • Professional Learning Specialist - Gina Grimes

  • K - Melissa Gibson 

  • 1st - New but old - Emily Romo

  • 2nd- New but old - Heather Harris and Rachael Clarisse

  • 4th -Michelle Culhane

  • Learning Specialist -Julie Jones

  • Speech Language Pathologist -Courtney Jensen

  • Social Worker -Elizabeth Schade
  • Art -Kami Mathisen

  • Music - Tetyana Guthrie

We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you this year to ensure our students can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our students need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child's education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our students' successes and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. Our Building Leadership Team built a resource document that focuses on Core Competencies in both Math and ELA (English Language Arts) and are focused on "I Can" statements to better communicate what your child should know when they are beginning or ending a school year. This resource is intended to stimulate conversation at home and strengthen the partnership between home and school.

We are looking forward to the many activities and learning opportunities that will be happening this year! Our staff is busy planning and preparing for your children and our first day of school is fast approaching. This 1st-6th grade school year begins on Tuesday, August 8th.

Important Dates and Information to Know:

  • July 31st: 1st-6th grade teacher welcome letter will be sent from your child(ren)'s new teacher

  • August 4th from 2:15-3:00pm: 1st-6th grade Teacher Meet and Greet  and Supply Drop Off 

  • August 4th from 3:00-4:00 - Back to School Night (3:00-3:30- first session, 3:30-4:00 - second session). See Flyer Here!

  • August 8th: First Day for 1st-6th grade students

  • August 8th thru August 10th: Balanced Beginnings for our kindergarteners

  • August 10th from 3:00-4:00pm: Teacher Meet and Greet and Supply Drop Off for kindergarten/Popsicles on the Playground.

  • August 11th- First day for our kindergarten students.

  • School Supply Lists

  • Families who are in need of backpacks and school supplies, please sign up to reserve backpacks using the Lend A Hand Request Form.

  • Click on THIS link regarding arrival and dismissal procedures.

We truly believe that communication is the key to a successful educational experience. Together, we will continue to improve the quality of our school community and provide the best for the children of Eldorado. Our doors are always open to you, as we work together to make your child(ren)'s school experience the best one yet!


Julie Crawford and Whitney Hamlin

Mrs. Crawford

Mrs. Crawford


Whitney Hamlin


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