Principal Message

Doug Hammerschmidt



Dear Tolman Elementary Community, 

I am very grateful to introduce myself as the new principal of Tolman Elementary and join this excellent school community.  I can assure you that I share this school community’s dedication and tradition of caring for students every day to provide a meaningful learning environment.

 This year marks my 16th year in education.  I taught in the classroom for nine years and have spent the remainder of my career as an administrator with experience at all three levels of public education: elementary, junior high, and high school.  My professional experience has shown me that the work we do in our schools matters.  Our schools have a powerful impact on the lives of our students. I am so excited to participate in this work with you. 

 While I am an educator, I am also a husband and father of two.  My wife, Jamie, is an educator as well and teaches 5th grade. We count ourselves fortunate to have been able to send our own children to Davis School District schools.  As my son and daughter are now in junior high school, I know the value of a quality elementary education experience.  I understand the important role that our school plays in our community and in your daily lives.  I take that responsibility seriously. 

 I believe firmly that all students can learn. I know that cooperation between home and school is vital to the success of your child.  I recognize the unique challenges of this year and am devoted to meeting the needs of our students.  I am thankful for this opportunity to serve as Tolman’s principal, and I look forward to getting to know you and the wonderful students of Tolman Elementary.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or to introduce yourself and your child. 

 Thank you, 

Doug Hammerschmidt 




(New PTA Website - Keep updated on what is going on with our new Tolman PTA website. Yes, it ends with store, but it has information on Events (with a PTA google calendar that you can link to your own), Newsletters on what we've been working on, Minutes from our PTA Meetings, and a chance to help the school with Volunteer sign ups.  Our parents are really the best around, thank you for all you do for our students!)