Mrs. Kallene Casias
Gold Camp Elementary School is in Cheyenne Mountain School District #12, a district well known for its tradition of excellence. Gold Camp is the newest of the 5 elementary schools, having been built fourteen years ago. It is located in the foothills at the base of Pikes Peak and is surrounded by pine trees, mountain mahogany and scrub oak. We serve students who live in the northwest part of our school district. We have a morning and fullday class of kindergarten children. Our school goes up to the sixth grade. We have three classes at each grade level and currently have about 462 students attending our school. We have received a rating of excellent from the Colorado Department of Education for the last several years.
This is my fourth year as the principal of Gold Camp. My predecessor, Joe Thiac opened the school and retired in 2007 after ten years as principal. Prior to becoming the principal of Gold Camp, I taught for 24 years, 11 of those in Cheyenne Mountain School District #12. I’m thrilled to be a member of the Gold Camp community and look forward to helping the staff provide an academically challenging and safe environment for the students.
Communication is crucial to the success of a school. Parents need to be informed and welcomed at their children’s school. Their partnership with the teacher and the child ensures that their children will be well educated. Parents are very involved here at Gold Camp and participate in activities that support the students and teachers. Parents play an essential role in their child’s success at school.