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Principal's Message

Mrs. Gillpatrick

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!

​CES Wildcats staff welcomes you and your child to Columbia Elementary! As an educator it is a great honor to serve as principal of such an amazing school. This school year will once again challenge your children to become independent and resourceful learners. A vital component of our school’s mission is to encourage your children to reach their highest potential. Please share with us the responsibility of continuing to instill within your children a sense of ownership for Columbia Elementary.

I firmly believe that our parents are the most influential teachers for our children. Our students look to you for both emotional and physical support. However, parents also serve as educational role models to their children. When parents and teachers join together, great things are accomplished! Columbia Elementary believes that students, parents, and teachers all share equally in the educational development of the whole child.  We highly encourage positive communication!

The CES handbook includes essential agreements, policies, and procedures that are in compliance with the Caldwell Parish School System. Please take some time to read through the CES handbook carefully with your son/daughter.

Our faculty and staff look forward to working with you and your children this school year! Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


Melisa Gillpatrick