Welcome to Jefferson Elementary!

Principal DearmondI'm Courtney DeArmond and I'm proud to serve the students, staff, and families of the incredible Jefferson Elementary School community.

Education is a gift and an adventure. My own has brought me to many wonderful places and allowed me to meet many exceptional people along the way. Upon graduating from Concordia University-Chicago in 2006, I began my teaching career as a 5th grade teacher in the western suburbs of Chicago. While there, I attended Northern Illinois University to earn a Master's degree as a reading specialist and literacy coach. In 2011, my husband and I relocated to Manitowoc. I spent three years teaching 7th grade Literacy in Chilton and three years teaching 5th grade right here at Jefferson Elementary. During my time at Jefferson, I began the Educational Leadership program through Viterbo University. In 2017, I became the Associate Principal at Wilson Junior High before transitioning back to Jefferson as Principal in 2019.

I believe that all students can succeed, no exceptions! Each child possesses their own unique set of gifts and talents. Helping students find and showcase these gifts is an important part of what the caring, dedicated, and passionate staff at Jefferson does each day, and has been doing on this neighborhood site since the late 1800s, to inspire the education of our students. The current staff of Jefferson will continue this proud history by living out our mission and helping our students strive toward our vision every day.

Outside of education, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dog, Auggie, exploring other cultures through travel, curling up with a good book, challenging others to a game of mini golf, watching Cubs games, trying new ice cream flavors, and playing the piano. I look forward to meeting you and your family. I value open and honest communication and collaboration, so please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas.

Looking forward to a great year together,

Courtney DeArmond • Principal
Jefferson Elementary School
Phone: 920-663-9532

Jefferson Elementary School Mission Statement

The Jefferson community is committed to developing responsible and successful learners within a safe and nurturing environment.

Building Foundations - Empowering Learners - Pursuing Dreams

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