Principal Welcome

Welcome to Peiffer! 
My name is Molly Touher and this will be my 9th year as the proud Principal at P
eiffer.  We truly are an amazing Preschool-5th grade school in Jefferson County School District. The staff is innovative, highly qualified and caring, the families and community are extremely supportive, and our students are kind and fun! We are a high achieving PERFORMANCE school as measured by the state education department.  We have a proud history of excellence at Peiffer and every year we as a staff continually work to improve upon our strengths and deepen our teaching practices to engage and motivate our students in taking an active role in their academic and character development.  In the spirit of growth, we as a staff continually seek improvement to better support student learning and achievement.


We foster a Growth Mindset culture. This thinking empowers our students to celebrate their efforts and learn from their challenges. We continue to focus school-wide on "Growing Our Curiosities" through our Project-based Learning units, our outdoor garden and kitchen and promoting our whole child philosophy through strong social-emotional teaching and learning.  In addition to a strong academic program focused on critical thinking and purposeful talk, our students also have opportunities to utilize technology in meaningful, authentic ways within our Kinder-5th grade 1:1 technology program.  The arts, music and health education promote and deepen our beliefs around developing the whole child.     

Family participation and input is valued at Peiffer Elementary. We have an active PTA that is involved in multiple school-wide activities, fundraising endeavors and school support efforts. Our PTA meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm in the library. Our School-level Accountability Committee (SAC) serves as a family and community advisory board for leadership and staff. This team meets directly before the monthly PTA meeting at 4:45pm. In addition, we have a robust WatchDOG program where our male father figures serve our safety guards during the school day.  Our staff values our family partnerships for the benefit of our students.

Finally, Peiffer Elementary is a passionate school that cares about kids. We strive to prepare children to be active citizens who contribute positively to their communities. Our school-wide discipline approach maintains the dignity of students while equipping them with strategies to restore relationships caused by conflict. Children learn from their mistakes and discipline is based on making positive choices and interacting responsibly with others. At Peiffer, we are committed to the success of all children!  If you are interested in learning more about our special school, please reach out to me.

Email: [email protected]
Voicemail: 303-982-6403

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