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Travis Elliott, West Union & Fayette Elementary Principal

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Dear Parents & Guardians,

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of North Fayette Elementary School for the 2014-15 school year. My name is Travis Elliott and I will be the Elementary Principal at West Union Elementary and Fayette Elementary. I am excited and thrilled at the opportunity to be part of this community.

I have ten years educational experience spanning grades PK-6th, with a specific focus on data analysis.  My most recent administrative experience has been as an Elementary Lead Teacher at Orange Elementary in Waterloo for the past three years. I also was an Elementary Teacher for seven years in the Waterloo Community School District.  I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to North Fayette to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

My wife, Kelly, and I are originally from Northeast Iowa, so this recent move to West Union will bring us closer to family.  We are excited to raise our three kids as part of the North Fayette Valley Community.  Peyton (1st Grade) and Kendall (Junior Kindergarten) will be joining their father at West Union Elementary, and Shay, who is the baby of the family, is only 13 months olds.

I anticipate a most successful year as the team and I support the academic, social and emotional growth of your child here at North Fayette Elementary School.  It is my goal that we will work together to provide the students of North Fayette the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be world-class citizens ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school. 

As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input.  Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions or ideas to help make this the best year yet!

I look forward to working with you and your child!


Travis Elliott, West Union and Fayette Elementary Principal

Proud to be a Tigerhawk!

Karen Hertges, West Union & Fayette Elementary Guidance

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Students at North Fayette Elementary participate in bi-monthly developmental classroom guidance. Topics of discussion vary by grade level, but all surround our Elements of Success: Respect, Responsibility, Cooperation and Caring.

Mrs. Hertges is also available to all students for individual and small group counseling, as well as consultation with parents and staff. Additionally, "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent" sessions are offered through the Counseling Department for those interested. This six-session group, offered periodically throughout the school year, offers fun and effective strategies and skills for making parenting more enjoyable and rewarding.

Betsy Nefzger, Curriculum Director

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Mrs. Nefzger graduated from University of Iowa in 2000 and received her Master's in Education Leadership with a Special Education Endorsement in 2006.  She served as a building principal for 6 years at Valley previous to the current position as Curriculum Director for NFV.

Stephanie Wagner, North Fayette School Nurse

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Stephanie's schedule is as follows:
Monday - West Union Elementary
Tuesday - High School
Wednesday - Fayette Elementary
Thursday - West Union Elementary
Friday - High School