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Name Position Duty Website
Anderson, Danielle [email]Teacher6th 
Belisario, Vanessa Food ServiceHead Cook 
Bertoglio, Richard MonitorPlayground 
Brown, Steve [email]Teacher3rd  
Bugni, Chris [email]Teacher6th 
Carver, Bobbie [email]TeacherCounselor/Transition Spec 
Cunningham, Pam [email]TeacherKindergarten 
Daily, Teri [email]Teacher5th 
Decker, Max [email]EngineerChief 
Delaney, Jacolyn [email]Teacher 
Doyle, Cheryl [email]Teacher4th  
Dunmire, Kotie [email]TeacherSLP 
Eaglefeathers, Carol [email]Teacher2nd 
Fellows, Kristine [email]Teacher2nd 
Foley, Sheri [email]TeacherSp Ed (Self-Contained) 
Frankovich, Amber Food ServiceCook's Helper 
Garrison, Rochelle [email]TeacherReading Instructor 
Gilboy, Danette [email]Teacher4th 
Gollinger, Trish [email]Teacher4th 
Gollinger, Sarah [email]TeacherResource 
Gordon, Shirley E. [email]TeacherKindergarten  
Hahn, Lesia MonitorPlayground 
Harper, Chrissie [email]Teacher1st 
Hawkey, Jeannie [email]MonitorMonitor 
Hunter, Jeanny MonitorTitle I 
Kelly, Deanna [email]Teacher2nd 
Kelly, Michelle [email]TeacherTitle I 
Kissell, Patrick [email]PrincipalPrincipal 
Kivela, Ken [email]TeacherArt/Music 
Kopf, Kathy [email]TeacherSp Ed  
Kovnesky, Carma CleanerCleaner 
Lagerquist, Holly [email]TeacherKindergarten 
LaMere, Malissa [email]TeacherLSS 
Liva, Jori [email]Teacher3rd 
Liva, Jennifer [email]Teacher, TSAReading Coach 
Lockett, Robert CleanerCleaner 
McCarthy, Cindy [email]TeacherPE 
Moe, Nadine  [email]Teacher2nd 
O'Neill, Patricia [email]Teacher1st 
Osborne, Carol Food ServiceCook's Helper/Server 
Pelletier, Rose [email]Teacher5th 
Peterson, Carol MonitorPlayground 
Petritz, Danene [email]MonitorSp Ed 
Powers, Kerry R [email]TeacherKindergarten 
Powers, Kay [email]ClericalSecretary 
Quist, Amie [email]Teacher5th 
Rowling, Lenore MonitorSp Ed (self-contained) 
Schulte, Meghan [email]Teacher1st 
Schultz, Dorothy [email]TeacherMusic 
Stepan, Sarah [email]TeacherLSS 
Villasenor, Krystal [email]Teacher1st 
Welter, Leonard CleanerCleaner 

West Elementary was built in 1969 to serve as a junior high for the students in uptown Butte. When schools were faced with closures it was determined to move the West Junior High Students in with East Junior High. West, which was considered to be in excellent shape was to be converted into an elementary school in 1986. Today with over 400 students West Elementary offers a first class education experience for its students. W.E.S.T (Where Every Student Thrives) has a first class gym, cafeteria, and 2 computer labs. The focus at West is on the entire student, socially as well as academically to prepare them to be a productive member of society.

Quick Facts

Principal: Pat Kissell
Grade Level: k-6
Enrollment Count: 413
School Hours:

  • K-2nd: 8:22 - 2:00
  • 3-6: 8:22 - 3:00
Attraction/Focus: West Elementary School believes its success comes from its students, its parents and its teachers. The parents motto is “We’re all in this together” and so they working partnership hand in hand toward the betterment of the child. We create a warm welcome fun place to be.

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: 6:1

      Contact Information

      1000 Steele Street
      Butte, Mt 59701
      Phone: (406) 533-2700
      Fax: (406)533-2717

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