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Principal's Message

We are excited to WELCOME you back to the new school year. As the principal of Patrick Elementary, I would like to share a little about me. I have lived in the valley for the past 24 years. As a child I moved around A LOT, but finally landed in Lakeview Oregon which is where my passion for small, rural schools and communities really started. I am now living (on a small farm) in what some call Pleasant Valley-about five miles NE of Wimer.

My career in education started at the High School level and transitioned to the elementary level three years ago. It was the best decision of my life! I am passionate about supporting kids in any and all ways possible and firmly believe that happens with a strong team of teachers, PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) staff and parent partnerships. I personally look forward to meeting each and every one of you throughout the year. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and/or concerns.

Michelle Cook



Michelle Cook


1500 Second Ave
Gold Hill, OR  97525