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Name Position Duty Website
Asanovich, Susan [email]TeacherKindergarten 
Biastoch, Maria [email]Teacher4th 
Collins, Clint CleanerCleaner 
Dennehy, Casey [email]Teacher5th 
Donaldson, Christine [email]Teacher1st 
Dunmire, Kotie [email]TeacherSLP 
Dysinger, Patricia [email]TeacherKindergarten 
Giono, Elena [email]Teacher4th 
Hawbaker, Laurie [email]Teacher4thHawbaker Website
Helfrich, Janet [email]TeacherResource 
Henderson, Shayne [email]Teacher5th 
Henningsen, Amie [email]Teacher3rd 
Hepola, Kasi [email]ClericalSecretary 
Houchin, Erna [email]Teacher1st 
Hunter, Katie [email]TeacherLSS 
Keeley, Mollie [email]Teacher, TSAReading Coach 
Kennis, K.D. [email]TeacherLibrary/Technology 
Kuntz, Kristine [email]TeacherSp Ed (self-contained) 
LeCoure-Dinius, Jacqueline [email]Teacher2nd 
McCaughey, Marcus [email]Teacher3rd 
McLaughlin, Cheryl [email]TeacherTitle I 
Pesanti Ueland, Sarah [email]Teacher3rd 
Powers, Shannon [email]Teacher6th 
Robinson, Patricia [email]TeacherLSS 
Rounds, Karen [email]Teacher2nd 
Ryan, William "Pat" [email]EngineerEngineer 
Salo, Greg [email]TeacherCounselor 
Schad, Joshua [email]PrincipalPrincipal 
Tallon, Mark [email]MonitorSp Ed 
Tomsheck, Michaela [email]Teacher6th 
Walker, Amber [email]Teacher2nd 
Warren, Ed MonitorPlayground 
Whitaker, Katie [email]Teacher1st 
Yates, Katherine [email]NurseNurse 

Whittier Elementary is centrally located on the “flats” of Butte occupying a full city block, the Whittier school ground includes a park named for one of the distinguished past principals, George Parrett. This park has a small baseball field, tennis courts, and soccer field available to students as well as a small city ice rink that is flooded each year for public use. The present Whittier school opened its doors in September 1954. It replaced the original 1912 Whittier Industrial School, which was briefly named the Wendall Philips School in 1915 and eventually Whittier in 1917. We have 23 classrooms and a newly updated library. Whittier is one of only two Butte elementary schools that have a separate gym and lunch room. Our gym, named for Kenneth Julson, principal from 1945-1968, used to host all the city’s elementary basketball games due to the size and seating for spectators. The wooden bleachers were replaced in 2003 with the most modern ones available.

Quick Facts

Principal: Josh Schad
Grade Level:K-6
Enrollment Count: 412
School Hours:

  • K-2nd: 8:22 - 2:00
  • K-3 Hope 8:22 - 2:00
  • 3-6: 8:22 - 3:00
Attraction/Focus: Whittier has a close neighborly environment serving over 400 students, 311 families, with only a small portion of the total population being bused to the site.

Average Class Size:
  • 18:1
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: 3:1

Contact Information

2500 Sherman Street
Butte, Mt 59701
Phone: (406) 533-2890
Fax: (406) 533-2920

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