About Our Principal
About Mrs. Voxland
Hello Gannett Peak Cougars!
I am so excited to be the Principal at Gannett Peak Elementary School. For as long as I can remember, I have always enjoyed kids. My educational journey began in a one-room country school in southwestern South Dakota where I attended K-6 grades. I was the only girl in my grade and loved helping the younger students as well as the teacher. From a very early age I knew I wanted to be a teacher and fulfilled that dream at Chadron State College, NE, where I earned my B.S. degree in elementary education with a minor in early childhood. My first teaching job was at Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City, SD, teaching fourth grade. For the next 10 years I taught various grades including second, fourth, and fifth grade, plus I was a library media specialist for six years.
I consider myself a life-long learner and have earned several degrees over the years, including a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on literacy, a library media specialist endorsement, and a Principal endorsement. I became the Principal of the former, West Elementary, and now Baldwin Creek, in the fall of 2008 until currently. I love kids of all ages, but truly have a passion for primary students. Their smiles, love of learning, as well as innocence, definitely warm my heart. My varied experiences throughout my 25 years in education are a valuable asset to my daily work with our students, parents, and staff.
My husband, Stan, and I have lived in the Lander area since 1995. We have one daughter, Colby, who is currently attending college. Our family enjoys the sport of rodeo, especially team roping, and spending time outdoors. I am looking so forward to being a part of your child’s journey at Gannett Peak and I feel honored to work in such a caring and supportive community.