Principal's Message

John Kiemele, Principal - Coal Creek ElementaryCoal Creek Elementary proudly serves children in the Kindergarten through Grade 5 within the Louisville community.  We accomplish this through the efforts of a professional faculty, supportive parent partnerships, an innovative learning community, and students who are empowered to serve in responsible leadership roles. We continue our tradition of strong academic achievement, yet also desire to create a learning environment that is nurturing and centered on the whole child.

A hallmark of our school is the focus on the application of reading, writing, and language skills across the curriculum. We refer to this as a “balanced” approach to literacy development, where guided instruction is delivered throughout the primary grades in small, flexible groups, based on the changing needs of students.

Other academic highlights include a math program that allows for extension and acceleration. Our music, art, and physical education programs have been recognized for their excellence by parents and community members throughout Louisville. The library is a resource for teaching students how to access various avenues of information in our ever-changing world. Our school supports a computer lab with 30 PCs for student use, in addition to “gardens” of three to five computers in every classroom. A professional staff of educators provides outstanding Special Education services so that students of all abilities are included in the regular classroom program throughout the school.  Teachers also work in cooperation with parents in order to tailor initiatives for those students who meet testing criteria and who are identified as gifted.

In accordance with a key BVSD priority, Coal Creek has been charged with renewing a commitment to the promotion and understanding of equity and diversity.  Our goal is to ensure that success is experienced by all children and for their unique strengths to be recognized, appreciated and shared. Opportunities for students to demonstrate leadership occur through various school-based activities such as Student Council and other service learning events.

Parents are recognized at Coal Creek as partners in their child’s education. We welcome your presence in the classroom and to assist us with the wide variety of activities and programs that occur during the school year, such as our Jog-a-Thon.

Achievement data continues to provide us with feedback regarding progress in creating successful learning experiences for our boys and girls. Based on spring 2009 state reading scores, nearly all students at the third-grade level were reading at either the proficient and/or advanced levels, as measured by the CSAP.

You are invited to join us as we celebrate our students’ continuous progress and growth. Our motto as a learning community is “Kai-Zen”…constantly striving to improve!

Dr. John R. Kiemele, Principal