Principal's Message

Greetings and Welcome to Elrod Elementary School.  Let me introduce myself.  My name is Jeff Hornby.  I was the principal at Elrod from 2004 to 2012, but have returned as of April 2020.  As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close, I want to thank the staff, students and parents of the Elrod community for enduring through the limitations we have experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Despite the challenges we are facing, I want to assure you that my goal is to partner with you to ensure our students feel respected and supported as they continue to receive instruction.  

Despite the change in instructional approach, I have quickly learned that the Elrod staff is dedicated to providing a rigorous educational experience.  While instruction is a focus for the staff, maintaining and strengthening relationships is our highest priority.  Even as students are learning remotely, we want all students to know they belong in the Elrod family.  

Please stay connected with us here at Elrod.  Take time to explore the Elrod website, follow your teachers through the variety of media tools being used, pick up packets if online is not an option and remember that the staff at Elrod cares about you staying safe and healthy.  As in all the schools of Kalispell, I want to encourage everyone to continue to grow in the areas of being respectful, responsible and safe.  


It is a privilege to be asked to return to Elrod and serve as the principal.  Please reach out to me if you have any questions at  



Jeff Hornby

Jeff Hornby - Principal


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