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Welcome to the Home of the Cowkids

Willcox Elementary School (WES) is located in Willcox, Arizona, in the southeast corner of the state, and we are part of the greater Willcox Unified School District.

We have developed this website to keep our teachers, students, parents, and community informed about everything going on at WES. Please take time to browse the site and learn more about all WES has to offer. You will find that we are a special school with a great staff and students.

A Message from our Principal

Dear WES Cowkids and Families,

Welcome to the 2022–2023 school year!! The first day of school is August 10, and it will be here before we know it! We are ready for each cowkid, and we can’t wait to see the smiles on their faces as they return to fun, friends, and learning.

Meet your teacher night will be on Monday, August 8, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. This year we invite our Cowkid families to come along with us on the Cowkid trail, a fun experience where you’ll learn all about our Cowkid Core Values: We are Safe, We are Responsible, We are Kind, We are Willcox Cowkids!! 

My name is Erin Bowlby, and I am excited to take on the role as Principal for the first time at our wonderful elementary school that I have been a part of for the last 12 years. Willcox is my hometown, and I am thrilled to work with our staff and students to build ongoing learning and memories for our cowkids. I want you to know that I am all in!!! Here at Willcox Unified School District, our theme last year was we are Willcox, and this year we are all in!!

We have several new staff members and new roles to introduce:

  • Cintia Barraza, Kindergarten Teacher
  • Laura Candelas, First Grade Teacher
  • Sandra Trujillo, First Grade Teacher
  • Audrey Osterman, Second Grade Teacher
  • Amanda Berger, Second Grade Teacher
  • Tracey Wilson, Third Grade Teacher
  • Andrew Brown, ESS Teacher
  • Maria Felix, Elementary Paraprofessional
  • Summer Welch, Elementary Paraprofessional
  • Isabel Lopez, Elementary Paraprofessional
  • Emma Lakshana, Art Teacher
  • Mica Molina, Computer Teacher
  • Travis Beck, P.E. Teacher

A big welcome to these fantastic educators!!

Thank you to all Cowkid families for your support of our students and our school. My door is open, and I invite you to call, email, or visit our school in person. I’m looking forward to seeing you all as we start this exciting new school year!

    Enthusiastically,

    Erin Bowlby

    Erin Bowlby
    Principal