Principal's Corner

Welcome to Kittitas Elementary! 

Kittitas has approximately 280 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We have a growing and diverse school community made up of students and families from many different backgrounds and experiences. 

We place a huge value on relationships between all stakeholders—students, staff, parents and families. We recognize that students do their best in an environment where they have adults who truly care about them and they feel safe and supported—academically, emotionally, and socially. We also understand that we all are in this together as a team—school and home working hand in hand. 

At Kittitas, we follow our "2Rs and an S": Be safe, Be respectful and Be responsible. We apply concepts of restorative practices to help students see conflict and problems as opportunities for learning in every school setting.  This aligns with one of our founding philosophies—whole student engagement.   

In my second year as principal here, I look forward to building on the work from last year. Our staff will continue to work collaboratively and diligently in providing instruction that is rigorous, aligned and reflects the best practices of today’s standards and assessments. It is our mission to be accountable to the community for providing a globally competitive education that empowers students to achieve academic and personal success and become a responsible citizen.  

I look forward to creating strong partnerships with our Kittitas families. I encourage you to attend our school events, volunteer, and/or become a PTO member.  Please visit our “Class Conduct” section of our website for our school rules, and if you have any questions, please contact me.  If you would like to meet with me or have any questions or concerns, please contact me at del_enders@ksd403.org 
 
Del Enders, KES Principal

#GOYOTES!