Meet the Principal


Meet the Principal:  Kerri Helgeson

It is with great pleasure to introduce myself to you as the next principal at Pioneer Elementary. I am honored and proud to be a part of this fantastic school. I have heard wonderful things about the staff, students and families that are a part of the Pioneer community and I am eager to meet and work with all of you. 

Here is a little about me: I worked in the Mount Vernon School District for the last 19 years, first as a 6th grade teacher and then more recently, as the K-12 Math Teacher on Special Assignment. My husband and I have been married for 19 years and have three beautiful children: Zack, 16; Cole, 12; and Katie, 8. They keep us busy with their multiple activities, interests, and social life. We have lived in the Big Lake area for 9 years. As a family, we enjoy camping in our motorhome and watching sports on television. We just recently took a 10-day trip down the Oregon coast to Disneyland in our motorhome. This vacation was a great way for us to reconnect as a family after the busy school year. I am looking forward to beginning my first year as principal at Pioneer and would like to encourage you to drop in and introduce yourself and tell me about your family. When schools and families work together, everyone benefits. 

Kerri Helgeson
Principal, Pioneer Elementary