RCE History

Rock Creek Elementary opened for the 1996-1997 School Year.   The Fort Zumwalt School District dedicated the building on October 22, 1996.  the members of the Board of Education at that time were:  Doyle Stokes, President,  Robert Fischer, Vice President, Ron Entwistle, Barbara Unger, Kaycee Schultz-Reinisch, Scott Lewis, and John Ray.  Dr. Bernard J. DuBray was the superintendent.    Mrs. Phyills Wiig served as  Rock Creek Elementary's first principal from 1996 - 2002.   

Copies of articles and photos of the building under construction were found in files.  Dates and sources of the articles are

unknown.
Concrete workers pic


 article Board picks name

article Student named school

aerial of construction site

 An aerial view of the construction site.  Notice President's Landing subdivision at the top of the photo.
 

 

Founding Staff Members of Rock Creek Elementary:  

We currently have five staff members who have been part of the Rock Creek Elementary family since it opened in 1996. Mrs. Joann Krietemeyer is one of our day custodians.   Mrs. Lisa Mueller began her teaching career as a fourth grade teacher in the brand new school.  She is currently our technology teacher.  Mrs. JoAnn Roberts is our registrar and attendance clerk in the office.  Mrs. Carolyn Scwartz is a paraprofessional and Mrs. Maggie Wilson is one of our speech-language pathologists.  

Several other staff members who served as founding members of Rock Creek Elementary are now retired, but are often seen substituting and volunteering within our school.  Mr. Joe Ammann served RCE as a special education teacher and the Educational Diagnostician.  Mrs. Jean Hedden joined RCE as a third grade teacher before spending most of her years teaching Kindergarten. Mrs. Mary Martin served our school as the Reading Specialist. Mrs. Caryl O'Hearn taught third grade.  Mrs. Anne Soloman, taught 5th grade and continues to serve as our Camp Coordinator and Science Fair Coordinator.  Mr. Greg Soloman, taught 4th grade, and continues to serve the Fort Zumwalt District as the district's coordinator of Outdoor Education.   

Administrators of Rock Creek Elementary:  
Mrs. Phyllis Wiig was serving as the Assistant Principal of Hawthorn Elementary in the FZ School District when she was appointed as the principal of the newest Fort Zumwalt elementary school.  Mrs. Wiig served the school from 1996- 2002.  Mrs. Deanne (Dede) McCullough served as the assistant principal from 2000- 2002.  

Dr. Deanne McCullough was appointed the principal of RCE in 2002.  She served as the principal for the years 2002-2014.  Dr. Sharon Ellerbrook (2005-2006), Mrs. Debbie Mueller (2006-2008), Dr. Kate Kimsey (2008-2011) and Ms. Jill Nolte served as Rock Creek's assistant principals during Dr. McCullough's tenure.   

Our current administrative team consists of Mr. Jennings, Principal, and Ms. Jill Nolte, Assistant Principal.  Mr. Jennings became the leader of Rock Creek Elementary in 2014.  Ms. Nolte began serving RCE as the assistant principal in 2011.