Joe Hamilton Elementary

"Equipping Students for Success"


  • CCPD Investigate Inappropriate Remarks 4/16/24


    Dear Joe Hamilton Families,


    We want to inform you about a recent incident involving a preschool student who made an inappropriate remark to a staff member. Due to the nature of the comment, we immediately contacted the Crescent City Police Department, exercising an abundance of caution.


    After a thorough investigation, law enforcement confirmed that the remark posed no threat. We assure you that the safety of everyone involved was never compromised.


    The safety of our students and staff continues to be our highest priority. We are grateful for the swift and thorough response from the Crescent City Police Department in resolving this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CCPD at (707) 464-2133.


    Thank you for your understanding and support.


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  • Text Message Scam

    People have received text messages from scammers posing as District staff, asking them to purchase gift cards or respond to a text. These messages are not legitimate and are a scam.

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Phone: 707.464.0330


Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.D., Educational Leadership M.Ed., Cross-Cultural Teaching M.A., Spanish B.A., Spanish

Dr. Will Cushman

Welcome to Joe Hamilton Elementary!

I'm so excited to be Principal of Joe Hamilton Elementary! 

This is my 18th year in education. Most recently, I was Principal of Fairfield High School in the bay area for five years. I truly loved the staff and students of Fairfield High, but I did not love the triple-digit heat at my home in the Sacramento area!

My wife and I have two awesome boys, Chase and Ryan, who attend Del Norte schools. We also have a dog named Kaos and a cat named Jack. Del Norte county offers a fantastic climate, great opportunities for outdoor recreation, and the close connections of a small town. It's a wonderful place to be!

I try to be out on campus and in classrooms as much as possible, but you can always set up a time to meet with me by calling Chelsea in the front office. I'm looking forward to meeting you and working with you to support every student in growing and learning.

Go Sea Otters!