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Kennedy Staff Directory

Name Position Duty Website
Anderson, Kristine [email]TeacherTitle I 
Boyle, Casey [email]TeacherAdaptive PE 
Buchholz, JoAnna TeacherSLP  
Carpenter, Sylvia [email]TeacherSp Ed Resource 
Coonrod, Beverly [email]MonitorPlayground 
Dallaserra, Kristy [email]TeacherLibrarian 
Delaney, Jacolyn [email]TeacherKindergarten 
Dennehy, Casey [email]Teacher5th 
Durham, Bill [email]CleanerCleaner 
Faulkner, Terry [email]TeacherTSA-Curric/Assist Tech Coach 
Giono, Elena [email]Teacher1st 
Gordon, Shirley [email]NurseNurse 
Grosso, Betty CleanerCleaner 
Guldseth, Amy [email]Teacher, TSAReading First Coach 
Hartwig, Laura PsychologistPsychologist 
Hawbaker, Laurie [email]Teacher4thHawbaker Website
Hill, Patricia [email]Teacher2nd 
Keeley, Mollie [email]Teacher, TSAReading Coach 
Kennis, K.D. [email]TeacherLibrary/Technology 
Lester, Joe [email]Teacher6th 
Little, Meghan [email]ClericalSecretary 
Lowney, Kerry [email]TeacherCounselor 
Lykke, Amy [email]TeacherSLP 
McCarthy-Cody, Kimberly [email]TeacherSLP 
Miller, Betty [email]TeacherKindergarten 
Morris, Ben [email]TeacherMusic 
Newman, River [email]TeacherArt 
Peaslee, Katie TeacherSp Ed Resource 
Pesanti Ueland, Sarah Teacher1st  
Randolph, Lindsey [email]Teacher3rd 
Reilly, Rena Food ServiceCook's Helper 
Reilly, Jennifer [email]Teacher4th 
Richards Brown, Barbara [email]NurseNurse 
Ricketts, Ron [email]PrincipalPrincipal 
Ritter, Cynda Food ServiceServer 
Schilling, Braydon [email]PsychologistPsychologist 
Schulte, Colleen [email]TeacherPE 
Sheehy, Mike [email]EngineerEngineer 
Spangler, Mary  [email]Teacher5th 
St. Pierre, Michelle [email]Teacher3rd 
Staack, Bradie [email]ClericalBookkeeper 
Stepan, Sarah [email]TeacherLSS 
Strong-Ayres, Brenda [email]Teacher2nd 
Sullivan, Kellie Teacher6th 
Trang, Sarah [email]TeacherCounselor 
Ungerman, Taelor TeacherSp Ed (self-contained) 
Vaughn, Kathryn [email]TeacherSp Ed, Resource  
Warner, Dorothy [email]NurseNurse 

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: 8:30 - 2:00
  • 3-6: 8:30 - 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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