Van BurenElementary School

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Office Team

Melissa Langan
Mrs. Langan has been Van Buren's principal for the past eight years. She loves to garden in the summer time. She also loves to eat at The Griddle on the weekends where she orders french toast and bacon! 
Jana Goodwin
Dean of Students
This is Ms.Goodwin's second year at Van Buren. She has been in education for 26 years. She loves to go on adventures of all types, especially visiting beaches in new countries. She also enjoys summer Shakespeare Festival, all movies, dining out, and tapping into her creative side. She is a gifted parallel parker.



Jenna Zamora
Office Supervisor
Mrs. Zamora has worked at Van Buren Elementary for 11 years. She loves playing softball, camping, or any outdoor activity but she especially loves spending time with her family.

Lilly Navarro
Attendance Clerk
Mrs. Navarro has worked for the school district for 11 years. She is married and has five children that she adores. She is their biggest advocate. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially watching her boys play baseball. She also likes going to the movies, dining out, and reading books.


Ben Jackson

Ben Jackson 

Academic Coach

Mr. Jackson taught 4th grade for one year and has spend 7 years teaching 5th grade, all at Van Buren. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He also likes fishing, hiking and relaxing in the mountains.


Erin Gerry
School Counselor
Miss Gerry has worked at Van Buren since 2002. She taught 1st grade for two years and 2nd grade for one. Now she works as the school counselor. Miss Gerry loves to hike and travel.

Shari Kloetzer
School Nurse
Mrs. Kloetzer has worked at the Van Buren for 7 years. She enjoys watching wrestling, spending time with her family and going on last minute get aways.