Principal's Note

Jim Woytek

Jim Woytek - Principal

The mission of the Gunnison Elementary School is to develop lifelong learners in a safe, caring environment by providing a standards-based instruction at each student's level, meeting assessment targets, and increasing individual achievement.


Dear Families,

You may have noticed a familiar face in the Gunnison Community School Office over the past three weeks of school. Mr. Lance Betts, who you may know as the Summer Experience Administrator at GES, has joined Mrs. Stacie Dowis as a GCS Assistant Principal. Mrs. Dowis has been an incredible asset to GCS in her role as Assistant Principal for the past six years and, as demands on public schools change, it means we have to sometimes approach challenges with new solutions. The District’s latest solution is the addition of a second AP at GCS.


I’m thrilled to work with these two hard-working and intelligent individuals and I’m excited by the new direction we’re headed at GCS. Mrs. Dowis will be the primary case manager for attendance and discipline in Grades 1-4, and Mr. Betts will take on the same role for grades 5-8. In addition, Mrs. Dowis is the GCS lead in our efforts to establish a cohesive, building-wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) System, and Mr. Betts will lead the GCS Response to Intervention (RtI) Teams. The goal is to give additional support to students, staff, and families in these areas, while creating a consistent system across grades 1-8. Mr. Witzel and I will now be focusing more efforts into curriculum and instructional leadership. I’m excited to work with this outstanding team!


GHS Homecoming is next week! GES students will be out of the building to attend the parade Friday afternoon, and will return by returning by 3:30 pm. Please connect with your child's teacher for information regarding their departure time from GES and their location on Main Street if you would like to join them to watch, or to pick your child up from the parade. GO COWBOYS!




Jim Woytek

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