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Natalie Miller, EdD

Thank you for visiting us on the web! Cornelius Hedges School is a positive learning community in Kalispell, Montana serving approximately 400 kindergarden through grade five students in the beautiful Flathead Valley. We are a team of students, staff, and families committed to leading a collaborative, safe, and caring learning environment that provides maximum opportunity for each individual to experience success – personally, socially, and academically.  I am grateful to have the opportunity to lead the Cornelius Hedges School community.  

In 1995, my career as an educator began in Indianapolis, Indiana as a third grade teacher. My educational journey then led me to teach grade levels one through five in three states: Indiana, California, and Montana. View my resume.

The foundation of my leadership is unequivocally focused on developing trusting relationships that are contagiously positive and collaborative with students, teachers, and parents. I am committed to leading our team toward high academic and behavioral success with the following principles:

1. Instruction is planned around the Four Essential Questions:
What do our students need to know and be able to do? (Essential Standards)
How will we determine if the outcome has been accomplished?
What strategies will we use to best influence learning?
What will we do to support students who don’t learn or reach proficiency before expectation?

2.  Ongoing instruction is informed by the results of formative student assessment data that is collaboratively reviewed within a professional learning community.

3. Positive Leadership is shared and modeled.

4. Communication should be clear, continuous, and shared in various formats.

5. School wide systems of support enable students to have meaningful, intentional, and individualized instruction.


Erin Landrum
Administrative Intern

Read Erin Landrum’s Bio here!


Richard Gross
Administrative Intern

Read Richard Gross' Bio here!

Our Mission: 

Learning For All...No Excuses, No Limits! 

Our Vision:

Our vision is to foster and maintain contagiously positive, collaborative, and mission-focused relationships. Together, we guide, support, and encourage ALL students to reach high levels of learning and individualized success.

The staff and the Hedges community embraces our mission and vision as they consistently go above and beyond to connect with students and ensure they are successful.