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Creek Welcomes New Elementary School Principals

At the beginning of this school year, Creek welcomed Dan Hartman and Makenzie Householder as the district’s two new elementary school principals.

While they are new to their positions, both have a long rich history with Creek schools. Mr. Hartman,  previously served as principal at Indian Creek High School and at the Jefferson County Joint vocational School. This Fall, he took the helm at Cross Creek Elementary. Meanwhile, Mrs. Householder was an elementary school teacher and Dean of Students at Cross Creek Elementary before becoming the new principal at  Hills Elementary.

Mr. Hartman told the Herald-Star newspaper that his plans are to continue to do the great things CCE is known for. “I am glad to have this opportunity to work with the great people of the Indian Creek community,” he said.

Mrs. Householder brings a wealth of experience to benefit our students. “We plan to support the whole child with our amazing staff, activities and our positive approach to learning,” she told the Herald-Star.

Creek Elementary Kids Helps Fight Pediatric Cancer

This year, the annual fundraiser during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month raised more than a thousand dollars for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Cancer Research. Students, faculty and staff participate in the Caps for Kids with Cancer Campaign, coordinated by Hills Elementary 3rd grade teacher Ginny Pawelcsyk (see story below).

Raffle ticket winners had the honor of chopping their teachers’ hair! Fourth grade teacher Jessica Clegg donated her hair for the third time. Every two or three years she chops it off for charity. “Somebody else could use it,” she said. “It grows back!” Teacher Steven Eft also cut off his beard to raise money for the cause.

Hills Elementary raised $1,400 in the name of Brayden Tipton, a 14-year-old former pupil who was attending Indian Creek Middle School, while Cross Creek Elementary garnered more than $771 in tribute to kindergartener Kade Hunter. Both students passed away this past summer

Overall, with seven years of Caps for Kids under their belt, and these hair donations, they’ve raised about $10,000 in order to give kids a more beautiful tomorrow.

Celebrating Dedication

We celebrate our dedicated veteran teachers, like Ginny Pawelczyk, a Hills Elementary 3rd grade teacher who has been teaching Creek kids since 2008. She also spearheads a passion close to her heart, the annual Caps for Kids fundraiser for pediatric cancer research.

New Special Needs
Pre-K Teacher


The Creek preschool program welcomes Carly Jo Laughery, a 2022 graduate of Franciscan University with a B.S. in Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education.  Carly is also a 2018 Creek graduate. When she was a student at Hill, she began an anti-bullying campaign that became a national program. It’s great to have Carly and her passion for children back at Creek.

Why Choose Creek for Your Child

With new facilities designed for learning and engagement and a team of committed teachers and staff, Indian Creek is the best place for your child to grow and excel.

  • The right size for personalized attention
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Comfortable setting
  • Rooms for group-based learning

All of this helps Creek students thrive in the classroom and beyond!


Hats off to all of our Fall teams and athletes, especially to Creek boys soccer who had an impressive 9-4-2 season (OVAC: 4-1-2) to come in a strong second in the Ohio Valley Conference. Congratulations team and first year head coach and former Creek player  Dan Lawrence.


#CreekPrepares All Students for the Future – No matter which path they choose.

Creek’s Career Pathway Success Plan is a binder that begins for every student in 6th grade. With input from the student, parents/guardians and teacher, this organizer helps students understand their skills, aptitude and passions.

Our goal is for every student to graduate with a solid plan to enroll in college or other training, be employed in a career profession or enlist in the military.


For college bound students, Creek offers students opportunities to earn credits while still in high school in College Credit Plus. Creek also provides ACT/SAT preparation and tutoring and other college admissions support.


Creek offers career technical options that include: Information Technology, Interactive Media, Business and Administrative Services, Engineering and Science Technologies and more.


Creek educators help students at every level continually develop skills, habits and attitudes that can contribute to their success – regardless of where their life journeys take them. For many students, this aptitude is perfect for military enlistment, where they continue learning, seeing the world, and proudly serving our country.

Providing the Time and Support Students Need to be Successful.

Choose Creek for your kids.