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Plymouth Elementary strives to create an academic, safe and nurturing school environment that encourages individual student development and responsible citizenship.

Students will perform at or above grade level in all academic areas. Students will exhibit confidence and respect for themselves and others.

Teachers and support staff collaborate in the use of current research-based instructional practices to ensure that all students meet or exceed state academic standards. Parent and community volunteers are vital partners in our students’ education and our school community.


May the 4th be with you fun run
Online donations are accepted now through May 4th, 2022.
  This year’s focus is to raise $10,000 to help create an outdoor learning space on campus for all students to enjoy.

The Amador Community Foundation is the facilitator of the Plymouth Elementary PEP club providing you with a secure online donation option. Students will also be obtaining pledges individually for donations by check option. Every dollar counts and all donations are greatly appreciated. 

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Plymouth Elementary Pep Club News

Check us out on Facebook for Information about fundraising events and other Parent Club activities.

Want to get involved? Join the Pep Club today.

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Campus News

Information on events happening on campus, highlights of student achievement, and postings to help keep you up-to-date with school activities.

If you would like to learn more, please click the link below for full details.

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How to Use Parent Square

Plymouth Elementary uses Parent Square to communicate all critical information to families.

If you would like to learn more, please click the link below to go to the District Website for full details. 

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MEET THE PRINCIPALJoseph Horacek - Principal


I was raised in a small town in Massachusetts and got my BA in Dramatic Literature from Tufts University. I also studied Biology and Chemistry with hopes of attending Veterinary School. During my junior year, I studied abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

I am married with 4 children. Our daughter is a senior in high school, staying in the Bay Area to finish her last year. My three sons attend Los Medanos Community College, San Jose State University, and University of California Irvine and the two oldest will graduate in May 2019. When not working, I enjoy gardening, tending to my animals, and cooking.

I am a lifetime member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA), and successfully presented two new varieties of Lionhead rabbit for acceptance to the ARBA Standards of Perfection. I am currently working on presenting a third.

I am conversational in Spanish and enjoy any opportunity to practice and improve my fluency.

I earned my Bilingual Multi-Subject Teaching Credential from California State University East Bay and worked in Antioch Unified School District for 13 years. I was a 3rd and 4th grade teacher, taught Theatre Arts at a middle school, and was an instructional coach for other teachers in the district for several years before becoming the Vice Principal of a Linked Learning and NAF certified healthcare pathway high school.

I am very excited to have been chosen to serve Plymouth Elementary School as Principal. Working in Plymouth moves me closer to my ‘farm’ in FairPlay, where I dream of one day retiring.

I am honored to have the opportunity to join the passionate team of teachers at Plymouth Elementary. The parent group (PEP) is incredibly engaged in working with the larger community to improve students’ experience during the first 8 years of their education. Together, the faculty, staff, and parents will prepare Plymouth Elementary students for secondary school, college, and careers in the 21st century.

Robin WalkerTK/ 257-7800
Todd PetersonTeacher - 1st 257-7800
Becky LaneTeacher - 2nd 257-7800
Lisa NevilleTeacher - 2nd/3rd 257-7800
Lolly CerqueiraTeacher - 4th 257-7800
Lindsay WhitchurchTeacher - 5th 257-7800
Kyle NewtonTeacher - 6th 257-7800
Michelle JustusSDC/ 257-7800
Michelle 257-7800
Evan 257-7800
Laura CarlELP Instructor (209) 257-7815
Erika ChaviraBilingual Aide (209) 257-7800
Debbie GuideraInstructional Aide(209) 257-7800
Marisol VillaInstructional Aide(209) 257-7800
Sonya StothartInstructional Aide(209) 257-7800
Beverly RodgersInstructional Aide(209) 257-7800
Moriah McHenryIntervention Aide(209) 257-7800

Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that our students have the best opportunities to learn and grow. You are invited to contact us for assistance or to discuss the school or your student.

Joseph 257-7800
Sara HolmesAdministrative 257-7800
Victoria McHenryOffice 257-7800
Greg WestMaintenance
Seamus McHenryMaintenance
Robin WalkerTK / 257-7800
Todd Peterson1st grade 257-7800
Becky Lane2nd grade 257-7800
Lisa Neville2nd/3rd grade 257-7800
Lolly Cerqueira4th grade 257-7800
Lindsay Whitchurch5th grade 257-7800
Kyle Newton6th grade 257-7800
Evan 257-7800
Michelle JustusSDC/ 257-7800
Michelle 257-7800
Debbie GuideraInstructional Aide
Beverly RogersInstructional Aide
Marisol VillaInstructional Aide
Sonya StothartInstructional Aide
Moriah McHenryIntervention Aide
Kim GarrisonLibrarian
Erika ChaviraBilingual Aide
Christine KiekhaeferOccupational Therapist
Tamaran HollingsworthState Preschool
Laura 257-7815
Miguel McGaughtyPsychologist
Sunni PolaniBehaviorist
Noelle StroppiniMental Health
Alicia Vega-PerezBilingual Liason
Julie EvansCook
Maria VieyraLunch Duty
OpenLunch Duty

A school council is a collective of parents, teachers, principals, staff and community representatives that supports and enhances student learning. School councils provide a way for members of the school community to provide advice to and consult with the principal, and to advise the school board on education matters.

School Site Council Members

Audrie BallardTeacher
Melissa BealsParents
Shauna GossParent/alternative
Sara HolmesStaff
Joe HoracekPrincipal
Katina MartinezParent
Alicia VegaParent
Jenny TaylorParent
Ashleigh HammamParent
Bonnie MillerTeacher/Alternate
Kevin HarlowTeacher
Kyle NewtonTeacher

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