Principal's Message

  • From Principal Drew Francis

    Dear Community,

    It is an honor to be writing to you as the Principal of Ray E. Kilmer Elementary School. I appreciate how welcomed I have felt by students, parents, staff, and the Lewis-Palmer leadership team.

    I have been in education for over 20 years and have spent the last 10 years in Colorado in school leadership. My educational background has been in the classroom as a teacher, Adjunct Professor for the University of Chicago, Educational Consultant, and Elementary School Principal.

    I am very fortunate to be in a position of doing ‘work’ that does not feel like work. I believe education is one of my callings in life, and I enjoy nearly all aspects of what the day and the life of a principal brings. My decision making is always based on what is best for children. I also believe my job as principal can be put into three priorities:

    1.  Get the right people in the right positions
    2.  Build relationships with all people both big and small
    3.  Put structures in place for students and staff at Kilmer Elementary to be successful

    I look forward to partnering with you to continue to make Kilmer Elementary an amazing place for you to bring your children.  


    Drew Francis, Principal