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  • Recess fun with APEX!
    Recess fun with APEX!
    These students met their classroom goal in our APEX Leadership fundraiser and got to Pie Skyscraper and Rowdy Red in the face!
  • Recess fun with APEX!
    Recess fun with APEX!
    These students met their classroom goal in our APEX Leadership fundraiser and got to Pie Skyscraper and Rowdy Red in the face!
  • Recess fun with APEX!
    Recess fun with APEX!
    These students met their classroom goal in our APEX Leadership fundraiser and got to Pie Skyscraper and Rowdy Red in the face!
  • Recess fun with APEX!
    Recess fun with APEX!
    These students met their classroom goal in our APEX Leadership fundraiser and got to Pie Skyscraper and Rowdy Red in the face!
  • Recess fun with APEX!
    Recess fun with APEX!
    These students met their classroom goal in our APEX Leadership fundraiser and got to Pie Skyscraper and Rowdy Red in the face!
Meet Mrs. Richardson!
Meet Mrs. Richardson!
I have lived in Fernley for most of my life. I enjoyed growing up here and raising my own family here. I am married with two daughters, one attending the University of Nevada, Reno and the other graduating high school. I have been in education for 17 years. Before I started my administrative career here at Cottonwood, I taught at Silver Stage High School.

I enjoy camping, fishing, and being outdoors with my family. I also enjoy playing sports and watching my children play sports and participate in other extra-curricular activities.
  • Welcome to Cottonwood Elementary School!

    MISSION STATEMENT

    The mission of Cottonwood Elementary School is to ensure that all members of our learning community are accepted, appreciated, nurtured, and challenged according to their individual needs in order to maximum potential and to provide a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and values.
  • Welcome to Cottonwood Elementary School!
    VISION STATEMENT

    Cottonwood Strives to inspire individuals into becoming contributing members of a global society who are effective communicators, collaborators, and creative, critical thinkers.




  • Welcome to Cottonwood Elementary School!
    PURPOSE

    Cottonwood Elementary School is committed to teaching and encouraging all members of our learning community to become lifelong learners, as well as to promote academic success and maximize personal growth.

    T - teaching
    E - encouraging lifelong learners
    A - achieving academic success
    M - maximizing personal growth
  • Welcome to Cottonwood Elementary School!
    CORE VALUES

    Cottonwood establishes the Core Values for every member of the learning community deserves:
    * to be believed in!
    * to be encouraged to realize their potential!
    * to be challenged to be the best they can be!
    * to have a positive influence in their lives!
    * to be known by their name and face, not just statistics!