School Information

Our goal is to lay the Foundation of Learning one block at a time nurturing character, academic growth, and behavioral growth.

We pride ourselves on being a community where all students, parents, and staff are involved in creating a positive, safe, and motivating environment. The Child is our focus. We nurture, challenge, and respect individuals as they grow and learn.

We currently have 15 classroom teachers. All of our students engage in Art, Music, and Physical Education, as well as our Media Center program. Technology is also used to enhance the educational experience through Computer classes and classroom iPads.

Tracey Fischer, Principal

Tracey Fischer became principal of Bessie Coleman Elementary effective July 1, 2021. She most recently worked as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) as an elementary mentor in the Corvallis School District and has worked in the District for 14 years. She started her educational career as an elementary teacher at Adams Elementary in 2007, followed by serving as an Administrative Intern and then Interim Principal at Mountain View Elementary School from 2019 through June 2020.

She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education Degree from Oregon State University. She also has earned an Elementary Math Instructional Leadership Specialization certificate from Western Oregon University and an Initial Administrative License from Portland State University.