Meet the Principals

A Message from Mrs. Trautman and Mr. Smith

Welcome back to another exciting school year! We hope you’ve had a fantastic break and are ready for a year filled with learning, growth, and new experiences. As we begin this journey together, we wanted to emphasize the importance of safety, academic focus, and creating a welcoming environment for students and families.


First and foremost, the safety and well-being of our students remain our top priority. We are committed to creating a safe space where everyone can thrive.


Academically, we are dedicated to providing a challenging and engaging curriculum that promotes critical thinking, creativity, and personal development. Our experienced teachers are eager to inspire and guide you throughout your educational journey. We encourage students to set ambitious goals, embrace new challenges, and make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.


Our goal is for every single  student to feel valued, respected, and heard. Our dedicated staff is here to offer guidance and support, ensuring that each child feels empowered to explore their passions.


BBE is a welcoming and friendly place, where new friendships will be formed and memories will be made. We have many family events planned throughout the year and we hope you can join us for them. 


As we embark on this new academic year, let us remember that success comes not only from knowledge gained but also from the relationships we build, the values we uphold, and the dedication we put into our endeavors. We believe in each student’s potential and look forward to celebrating your achievements along the way.


Once again, welcome back! Let’s make this school year one to remember!


Principals Taylor Trautman & Stacy Smith

Barnes Butte Elementary

1875 NE Ironhorse Drive

Prineville, Oregon | 97754

P (541) 416-4150

F (541) 416-4151