Principal's Message

Welcome to Pecatonica Elementary School! My name is Sara Latimer and I am privileged to be serving in my second year as the principal at Pecatonica Elementary. It is an immeasurable honor to serve as a building leader surrounded by nurturing, compassionate, and exemplary staff. We work each day to fulfill our school mission which states, “Pecatonica Elementary fosters a collaborative, welcoming, and supportive environment with learning and growing opportunities for all students.”

We are committed to supporting all of our learners to meet rigorous academic standards and fully develop their social and emotional competence. We accomplish this by focusing on great teaching and learning, which emphasizes the development of literacy and mathematical thinking, science and engineering, and social studies to ensure access to learning in all content areas. Our students also attend classes in Art, Music, Physical Education, Guidance, Technology and Makerspace.  Through our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) framework, we work daily to help children to be respectful, responsible, safe and kind. It is our goal at Pecatonica Elementary School that all students will grow and achieve. It is also our desire to partner with our families and communities so that we may strive for continuous improvement. 

With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at Pecatonica Elementary School.  Whether you are a classroom or school volunteer or assist with special events or field trips, you are encouraged to be involved!  Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.

We hope your visit to our website will give you a quick snapshot of life at our school.  Please explore to find out more about curriculum, programs, and daily events at Pecatonica Elementary.  If you would like to contact me, my email address is You can also reach me by phone at 608-967-7372.

Sara Latimer


Pecatonica Elementary School

“Warm in Heart, Bright in Mind”

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