Elementary School

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Our Learning Partners


Dr. Pope spends time with us teaching about native birds.

Dr. Pope has been a faithful learning partner for many years. With his passion and expertise in bird identification he leads students through the Cornell University Feeder Watch Program. Dr. Pope facilitated the development of our bird sanctuary and assists with research projects throughout the year. 


Mrs. Pope shares her passion of butterflies with us.

Fran Pope has introduced our students to the world of butterflies and she has enhanced our bird studies to include bird banding. 

Mr. Shaffer is our local historian.

Bob Shaffer is our local historian about our communities history.  Because of him we know where we came from and how rich a past Crellin has had.  His expertise has led to us to building our playground into a replication of a double boom town. 

Experts from the Department of Fisheries assist us with our stream investigations and projects.

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries employees provide knowledge and support to staff and students when we do stream studies and wildlife projects.


Trout Unlimited members asset with our Trout in the Classroom Project.

Learning partners from Trout Unlimited assist with our Trout in the Classroom project each year.  They assist in the set-up of the tank and equipment, maintenance of the tank and teach students about the life cycle of the benthic-macro invertebrates and trout. TU members also teach us the art of tying flies and casting. 

Dr. Dave teachers a Discovery Science Academy in fifth and first grades.

Dr. Dave Miller, a learning partner from Canaan Valley, shares his knowledge of chemistry and research that he acquired as a chemist at Union Carbide.  He facilitates weekly lessons with our fifth graders in a "Discovery Science Academy" and guides them through research projects.


Vicki Fenwick Judy continues to assist us with curriculum development.

Vicki Fenwick-Judy assists with curriculum development and implementation for special projects integrating all content areas. She initiated the collaborative partnership between Crellin Elementary and Davis-Thomas School in WV. 


Glanville State College provides professional development and engages their students in our program.

Glenville College has partnered with Crellin School to enrich learning experiences for Crellin students and their future teachers. With the use of a Polycom our students talk to college professors and students about their research and engage in collaborative field trips and lessons.


Dr. James Thompson, professor at WVU leads students through research experiments and projects.
Dr. James Thompson, professor at WVU leads second and fourth grade students through research experiments and projects.