Principal's Message

Mrs. Peggy Griebenow

Phone: 719-488-4760


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Master of Science in Educational Administration

Mrs. Peggy Griebenow

August 8, 2018

     Is it me, or did June and July last about 5 minutes?  For the last 29 years, I've been on the "teacher side" of education.  The anticipation of a new school year feels pleasantly familiar, however, instead of getting a classroom ready these last 14 years, I've been getting a school ready  - a sobering and humbling task!  

     This year, our staff will be implementing a Responsive Classroom approach to teaching.  This approach is comprised of a set of well-designed practices intended to create a safe, joyful, and engaging classroom and school community.  The emphasis is on helping students develop their academic, social, and emotional skills in a learning environment that is developmentally responsive to their strengths and needs.  We believe by equipping our students with conflict resolution and self-regulation skills they will be better prepared to learn.  Developing empathy is another strength of this approach.  More than ever, this skill is needed as our world seems to have lost some of its ability to be kind.  Be looking for additional details about Responsive Classroom from your child's teacher in the first few weeks of school.  You can also check out their website at for a big picture summary of this teaching approach. 

     I am looking forward to another year at Palmer Lake Elementary.  It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as the principal for these last four years!  

~ Peggy Griebenow