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Welcome to Copper Hills

Principal Papendorf

Dear Copper Hills Families,

It is with great excitement that I write to you as the Principal of Copper Hills Elementary School! I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such persevering, caring, and high achieving students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community.  I feel very fortunate to be part of this school and to support the students and families. Together, we will ensure the tradition of excellence and community that makes Copper Hills such a special place.

As an educator, I am driven by the individual success and growth of every student. I have devoted my career to educating, inspiring, and advocating for students, both as a classroom teacher and as an administrator. I am excited to bring my passion, enthusiasm, and experience to cultivate all the educational and co-curricular programs that Copper Hills has to offer.

I look forward to working with you to provide the best education possible for your child. At Copper Hills Elementary, our staff is committed to establishing a learning environment where high goals and expectations, strong character education, and academic success for all students are a priority. We recognize that the key to student’s success is the valuable link between our students, staff, parents, and community, and we encourage you to become involved in our school! 


Please feel free to contact me by email at [email protected] or by calling our school office at 559-327-6300. 


I look forward to a great school year…   Go Miners!!


Matt Papendorf

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