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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 8:57am

Durango School District 9‐R and local and regional emergency first responders, including law enforcement, emergency management services, Durango Fire Protection District, area hospitals, and victim advocates, will be conducting a live, full-scale exercise mimicking the scenario of an active shooter in a school.  This exercise will test all emergency agencies’ systems of preparedness, response, and recovery in response to a school crisis. 

This exercise will be staged at Sunnyside Elementary School on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

In addition to area emergency responders testing procedures and practices around search and secure, triage, evacuation etc., Durango School District 9-R will be practicing their procedures around Parent Reunification.  The reunification site for the exercise will be located at the District Office Building.

The school district and local authorities advise the public to avoid these areas that day, to avoid traffic delays.

Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014


  • Incident Site – Sunnyside Elementary School                                                                                                                                             75 County Road 218, Durango, Colo. 81301
  • Reunification Site – Durango School District 9-R                                                                                                                                     201 E. 12th St., Durango, Colo. 81301

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Fort Lewis Mesa Staff

Main Phone Number   (970) 588-3331

Split Employees (staff who work at multiple locations)

  • Joe Kroenung - Fort Lewis Mesa (x3826), Florida Mesa (x3326)
  • Bill LaShell - Fort Lewis Mesa (x3862)

Staff Listing

Name Email Job Title Ext.
Richard Albo Custodian 3864
Carol Calkin Teacher Librarian 3809
Kathy Callister Interventionist 3814
Janet Clements Teacher, Grade 5 3850
Chrysti Crittenden Teacher, PE/Health Care Provider 3808/3803
Sabrina Cross Instructional Aide 3824
Jill Darland Teacher, Special Education 3824
Katie Davis Teacher, Preschool 3865
Autumn Frickel Counselor 3804
Joseph Gillen Custodian 3864
Debbie Harris Teacher, Grade 1 3810
Joe Kroenung Teacher, Art 3326
Bill LaShell Teacher, Music 3862
John Marchino Principal 3801
Jackie Juliana Teacher, Grade 3 3830
Moana Mckinzie-Greer Custodian 3864
Nicole Michels Kid's Kamp Site Coordinator 3807
Melody Moore Cafeteria Manager 3869
Anne Philips Teacher, Grade 2 3830
Linda Semadeni Instructional Aide 3861
Mark Servais Teacher, Grade 4 3840
Sue Ullom School Secretary 3800
Mindy Young Kid Kamp Aide/Health Care Provider 3807/3803
Kaitlyn Wallace Instructional Aide 3866
Kristi Wiebel Teacher, Kindergarten 3860

At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Roadrunner
  • Colors: Royal Blue and Yellow
  • Students: 121
  • Teachers: 16
  • Support Staff: 10

Our Mission

The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning and has the ability to compete and contribute in the global community, by guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment.

Contact Information

  • Principal: John Marchino
  • School Phone: (970) 588-3331
  • School Fax: (970) 588-3629