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Principal's Message

Mrs. Whitten

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.

​The administration, faculty, and staff welcome you and your child to Columbia Elementary. As an administrator it is an honor to serve as principal of such a fine 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. Parents serve as educational role models to their children when they are learners themselves. Columbia Elementary believes that students, parents, and teachers all share equally in the educational development of the whole child. Please know that the administration encourages positive communication. Your ideas, constructive criticisms, and solutions can contribute toward Columbia Elementary achieving its maximum potential.

The CES handbook includes essential agreements, policies, and procedures that are in compliance with the Caldwell Parish School System. Please bear in mind that we service students whose parents come from diverse backgrounds. The essential agreements, policies, and procedures were developed through experience that allows our employees to maximize opportunities for the majority of our student body and not always for the individual student. Please read 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.


Rhonda Whitten