SCHOOL: Bob Callies Elementary School

SCHOOL PHONE: 463-2213 ext. 303

OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday 8 AM-4PM August-May annually


Time flies when you’re having fun! I have a daughter named Mackenzie, a son named AJ, a husband named Aaron, and a black lab named Bailey. I am originally from Pierre, South Dakota. I have been the principal of Bob Callies Elementary School since 2003!

I attended college at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Education with a double major in Elementary Education and Special Education. I taught a first/second grade combination in California for 1 year, then a first/second grade combination, first grade, and Kindergarten during the four years I was at Tiospaye Topa School in LaPlant, SD. I obtained my Masters degree in Elementary Administration from NSU as well, and moved to Garrison for my first principalship. If your child has started school in Garrison from preschool or kindergarten, I am probably the only principal they know! I am starting on my second generation of students! WOW!


Our school district’s mission is: Troopers are Respectful, Accountable, and Hardworking! Trooper Pride: We respect others and ourselves! We are accountable for our actions! We work hard to achieve success!

We are implementing the Nurtured Heart Approach in our district. The NHA includes three guiding principles: 1. Absolute No: No energy to negativity. 2. Absolute Yes: Energetic response to positivity. 3. Absolute Clear: Clarity in expectations and directions. We are always striving for improvement!