School Information

The first lines of the Pinewood Elementary School student creed are:

“I will make education my number one priority.
I will be the best that I can be and achieve at my highest level. . . ”

The heart and soul of the student creed permeates Pinewood Elementary School. It is more than just a motivational saying: It is an essential part of the culture of the school.

Dedicated staff and extraordinary volunteers lead the way for children to experience the creed everyday. And when caring adults make education a priority and doing one’s personal best a daily habit, students thrive.

Pinewood is a magnet site for Elkhart Community Schools’ High Ability Program. Here, students who display above-average learning potential are given extra opportunities to shine academically and socially. The presence of these bright children and their involved parents are a key component to success for all in the school.

School Hours

At Pinewood, school is in session from 7:30am to 1:50pm on Monday through Friday. Pinewood’s office hours are 7:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Homework Help

Elkhart Public Library
Monday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Pierre Moran Public Library & Dunlap Public Library
Tuesday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Bristol Public Library
Wednesday 4:00pm-7:00pm
Osolo Public Library & Cleveland Public Library
Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm

School Address

Pinewood is located on Bristol Street across from Walker Park. Pinewood’s physical address is 3420 E Bristol St., Elkhart, IN 46514.


School Supply Lists

Pinewood’s school supply lists can be found here: Pinewood School Supply Lists.


Staff Directory


Tervonda Goins, Principal
Christine Hack, Head Secretary
Rocio Ortega, Assistant Secretary
Shelley Manthey, Assistant Secretary


Audrey Gemberling
Mary-Catherine Miller

Mary Kuehne
 Samantha Hughey



First Grade

Wendy Armour
Kim Trowbridge
Carlie Johnson
Peggy Zimmerman

Second Grade
Janice  Fuller
Heather Cash
Holly O’Connell
 Patty Heitzmann

Third Grade
Kama Hardy

Michael Thompson
Holly Powell

Fourth Grade
Stacey Sailor
Chelsea Atchinson
Lindsey Turner

Fifth Grade
Seth Schoetzow

Linda Brewer
Andy Scupham

Alicia Harvill

Sixth Grade

Ruth Moore
Britney Sawyer
Katie Wilson



Specials Teachers

Technology – Karri Kinney

Art – Matt Gish
Music – Carrie Shank
Physical Education –Derek Suits
Library – Chrisi Stewart


Additional Staff
Nurse – Katheline Goodrich
ESL – Jason Rybinski
Social Worker – Paul Shelley
Psychologist – Gina Piraccini
Speech Pathologist – Pauline Reinking
Special Education –Jennifer Allen

Special Education – Christina Becker 

Support Staff
Paraprofessional – Delicia Forester
Paraprofessional – Matthew Manley
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Paraprofessional – Judith Lund
Paraprofessional – Nicole Tweedy
Paraprofessional – Anne Mayer
Cafeteria Manager – Caite Sprague
Head Custodian – Tanisha Dale

PTO Information

Pinewood welcomes parental involvement in our school in many ways. One opportunity for parents to become involved is through our PTO. For information on Pinewood’s PTO, contact our school office at 574-262-5595,, or facebook at Pinewood Elementary PTO.


School Improvement Plan

To see our full Pinewood School Improvement Plan, please click here: Pinewood School Improvement Plan.