Our School

Mission and Goal

The shared mission of Cresson Elementary School is to ensure individual success for every student by building a firm educational foundation. To accomplish this, we will partnership with our families and community to provide a mutually-respectful, safe, and well-maintained learning environment, focus on student learning through rigorous, research-based instructional practices, and support students in the development of positive social skills and behaviors.

Principal's Message

Dear Cresson Community members, 

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself, Erin Dunroe, as the new principal of Cresson Elementary school. While I have enjoyed my time on the Cresson campus as a district employee, I look forward to being there full time beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. Throughout my time on the Cresson campus I have admired your wonderful community and I look forward to working alongside you. 

I began my college experience at University of California, Davis where I earned a bachelor of science degree in wildlife biology with a minor in education. Next, I attended California State University, Long Beach where I received my multiple subject teaching credential. While working on my credential  I was fortunate enough to be assigned to Little Lake City School District for my student teaching. I completed my student teaching in kindergarten and fifth grade at William Orr Elementary and in 2008 was hired as a third grade teacher. By 2011 I earned my single subject credential in science and my masters in curriculum and instruction. I transitioned to Lake Center Middle School where I taught 6th-8th grade math and science. While at Lake Center I was a WEB advisor, ASB advisor and initiated a 7th grade science trip to Catalina. Due to my work with students and continued professional development, I earned the district teacher of the year award in 2016 and was a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 2017. I received the Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship in 2020. This fellowship allowed me to travel to France in June where I learned about the French culture and educational system. I will use the knowledge and experience I gained from my fellowship to benefit the Cresson community. 

In 2017, I became the district Science Coach for Little Lake City School District. As the Science Coach I helped teachers transition to the new Next Generation Science Standards. I met with families to explain the new science standards and organized family STEM events at most of the school sites. The science events are what allowed me to spend most of my time on the Cresson campus. I witnessed the teachers working together to create a welcoming event for families. I also met many Cresson families and watched how they thoughtfully engaged with their children as they worked through the engineering challenges together. I will continue this positive culture where teachers are supported, all families are welcome, and we work together to provide a quality education for the Cresson students. I look forward to working with you soon!


Erin Dunroe

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