About Our Principal

Phone: 608.835.4201


Degrees and Certifications:

Dawn Goltz

I am thrilled to be the Prairie View Elementary School Principal. I have had the privilege to spend the last 18 years as an educator working with students at the elementary level. The first 10 years of my career were spent in the Verona Area School District. I spent many years as a third grade teacher before transitioning to a third grade position at Netherwood Knoll Elementary School. While at Netherwood Knoll Elementary, I spent three years as a third grade teacher and two years as a second grade teacher before having the incredible opportunity to be the administrative intern. The commonality of all my experience has been the collaboration with others to provide the best possible education experiences for students. 

Having lived in Oregon for over 10 years, I am very invested in the local community. I enjoy making connections with students and families at sporting events, community activities and even at the grocery store! I feel these connections can help build positive bridges between school and families.  

One of my main goals is to ensure every student is provided the highest quality education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment. I strongly believe in both academic achievement and the long term development and success of all students. Socio-emotional, physical and creative capacities are equally important in ensuring a child’s wellbeing, learning, and growth. I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best by working together as a team with staff and parents. Every student is valued and worthy of our best effort.

I look forward to getting to know you and the Prairie View community.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me. 

About Our Administrative Intern

Phone: 608.835.4202


Degrees and Certifications:

Mary Hermes

Hello PVE Families! My name is Mary Hermes. I am so excited to join Prairie View Elementary this year as the Administrative Intern. I have been with the Oregon School District for four years and taught first and fourth grades at Netherwood Knoll Elementary. I have my Master’s in Educational Leadership with licensure as a principal. Prior to Oregon, I taught third grade in the School District of Janesville and as a math specialist in Huntington Beach, CA. My husband and I have two children. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family, trying new restaurants, and yoga. I am passionate about building strong, nurturing relationships with all learners. I feel very lucky to have joined such an amazing and supportive community. I look forward to working with you and your child(ren). Please do not hesitate to reach out for any reason. I can be reached by email at mghermes@OregonSD.org and by phone at 608.835.4202.