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Kennedy Staff Directory

Name Position Duty Website
Anderson, Kristine [email]TeacherTitle I 
Brown, Barb [email]NurseNurse 
Cleveland, Reana [email]Teacher1st 
Coonrod, Beverly [email]MonitorPlayground 
Grosso, Betty CleanerCleaner 
Hartwig, Laura [email]PsychologistPsychologist 
Hill, Patricia [email]Teacher2nd 
Kivela, Ken [email]TeacherArt/Music 
Lester, Joe [email]Teacher6th 
Little, Meghan [email]ClericalSecretary 
Lykke, Amy [email]TeacherSLP 
McCarthy, Cindy [email]TeacherPE 
Peaslee, Katie [email]TeacherSp Ed Resource 
Powers, Tina [email]TeacherReading Coach 
Reilly, Jennifer [email]Teacher4thReilly Website
Ricketts, Ron [email]PrincipalPrincipal 
Ritter, Cynda Food ServiceServer 
Scarberry, Nicole [email]Teacher1st 
Schultz, Dorothy [email]TeacherMusic 
Schwemin, Monica [email]TeacherKindergarten 
Scott, Brianne [email]TeacherKindergartenScott Website
Scwartzmiller, Rebecca [email]TeacherLibrarian 
Sheehy, Mike [email]EngineerEngineer 
Spangler, Mary  [email]Teacher5th 
St. Pierre, Michelle [email]Teacher3rd 
Strong-Ayres, Brenda [email]Teacher2nd 
Sullivan, Kellie [email]Teacher6th 
Tobin, Brian [email]TeacherMusic 
Vaughn, Kathryn [email]TeacherSp Ed, Resource  
Weigle, Kerry [email]TeacherCounselor 
Williams, Amanda [email]Teacher4th 

Kennedy Elementary School is a treasured institution within the Butte Community, as it is the last elementary school left on the “hill”. The community support for this school is overwhelming and its student success is celebrated not only by the 300 families it serves, but also by the “old-timers” the few remaining icons left from a proud mining generation. Kennedy Elementary was built in 1958 and was originally named “The Big Butte School”. In 1963 the school name was changed to the JF Kennedy Elementary School. At the dedication ceremony, Senator Mike Mansfield presented to Principal “Oakie” O’Connor, the flag that flew at half mast over the White house during the funeral of President Kennedy.

Quick Facts

Principal: Ron Ricketts
Grade Level: k-6
Enrollment Count: 292
School Hours:

  • K-2nd: 8:22 - 2:00
  • 3-6: 8:22- 3:00
Attraction/Focus: A highly developed volunteer force of over 200 parents, and members of the community who work together to bring first class education to the children of Kennedy school.

Average Class Size:
  • 15:1
Teaching Staff: Approximately 71% of faculty members have advanced degrees.

Support Services:
  • Speech/Language Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
Computer/Technology: 100% of all classrooms are networked and have access to high speed internet. 100% of teachers have email and voice messaging accounts. Smartboard in each classroom.

Networked Computer Ratio:
  • Student Ratio: 4:1

Contact Information

1101 N Emmet
Butte, Mt 59701
Phone: (406) 533-2450
Fax: (406)533-2457

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