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Our Team

Todd Hartman

Principal
Jessica Skelton

Jessica Skelton

Assistant Principal

Jessica Skelton has been with Lakota since 2015 and at Creekside since 2019. Her favorite part of the job is working with teachers and families to help students find success at school each and every day. 

Beth Crew

Beth Crew

Office Secretary

Prior to being hired as the office secretary at Freedom in 2023, Beth Crew was the office secretary at Creekside.  She began there in 2009 and has been with Lakota since 2007. Her main responsibilities include student attendance and data as well as all things student related. Beth enjoys greeting our Falcons every morning.

Patrick Eilerman

SRO

Officer Patrick Eilerman serves as the school resource officer for Creekside ECS and Lakota West Freshman. Officer Patrick has been with the West Chester Police Department since 2017. He works with students in many different capacities and helps teachers reinforce safety reminders. He patrols the building, is instrumental in securing our facility, supports our arrival and dismissal procedures and supports our Liberty students throughout the day.

Pamela Holbrook

Office Manager

Pamela Holbrook has been the Office Manager at Creekside since 2017. Her primary role is to support parents, many of whom have a child in school for the first time, through the daily routines.

Pamela enjoys seeing Cubs light up when they see Bendi, the Creekside service dog. 

Jennifer Russell

Guidance

Jen Russell has served the Creekside community since 2006. Jen believes in the “whole child” approach. The family is just as much on the journey as the child. She has extensive training in the fields of group therapy work, trauma-informed care and research-based practices in helping children overcome anxiety and other social emotional challenges. Jen’s certifications include a Licensed School Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).


Jen’s role includes:

  • Helping to handle social or emotional concerns you have about your child.
  • Improving parent-child communication.
  • Family difficulties or concerns that affect your child at school.
  • Referrals for community resources like outside therapy or school based mental health therapy. 
  • Understanding the developmental changes of childhood.

Jen’s favorite part of the job is working alongside parents and students, building relationships and watching families grow.