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Office Team

Melissa Langan
Mrs. Langan has been Van Buren's principal for the past twelve years and in education for 26 years. She and her husband, Joe, have three adult children who have graduated from either U of I (Go Vandals!), BSU (Go Broncos!) or ISU (Go Bengals!)! In the summer, she enjoys her flower garden. A fun fact about Mrs. Langan is that she never misses a hair appointment!
Jenna Zamora
Office Supervisor
Mrs. Zamora has worked at Van Buren Elementary for 15 years. She loves spending time with her family including her grandsons. Most of the summer you will find her playing softball, camping, or doing any outdoor activity.

Lilly Navarro
Attendance Clerk
Mrs. Navarro has worked for the school district for 14 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, relaxing in the mountains and putting on the golf course.


Shari Kloetzer
School Nurse
Mrs. Kloetzer has worked at the Van Buren for 11 years. She enjoys watching wrestling, spending time with her family and going on last minute get aways.

Aly Mendiola has worked for Caldwell School District since 2020.