• Katherine Dunn Cougars
  • Motivated by the belief in the value of education in a diverse culture, the Mission Statement of Katherine Dunn Elementary School is to develop proficient readers, writers, and problems solvers who practice divergent thinking.

    Dear Families and Students,

    It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Katherine Dunn Elementary School, home of the Cougars. My name is Allison Fannin, your principal. I am truly excited to share this upcoming school year with you and your child. I have an open door policy and would love the opportunity to meet you if I haven’t already! Building a strong home-school partnership is important and vital to a child’s successful educational experience.

    I have enjoyed working as an educator in Washoe County and believe in our school’s mission statement of developing proficient readers, writers, and problem solvers who practice divergent thinking. I believe that all students can learn, given a positive inclusive atmosphere which enhances student confidence. It is my philosophy that school should be enjoyable and exciting – if students look forward to attending school, they will want to learn.

    I am excited to work with you this year and watch your child develop new talents, skills, and abilities. I am convinced that you as parents, are the most important part of your child’s educational and emotional development. Together we can make learning a positive experience! Please feel free to contact me at any time.

    This will be an AMAZING year!!


    Allison Fannin


    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Monday August 12th. Kindergarten begins Monday August 19th.


    Katherine Dunn Elementary School  follows a school uniform policy to foster school spirit and unity, to reduce distractions in the learning environment, and to enhance a positive school climate with less bullying, harassment and competiveness.  All students are expected to wear a navy blue polo shirt with or without the school name and logo on the front and  KHAKI or BLACK pants, shorts, capris, skirts or jumpers of the appropriate length.  Katherine Dunn shirts and sweatshirts are sold at Kate’s Logos 1221 West 2nd Street and online at Kateslogos.com. All students must wear closed toe shoes (no Heelys).  NO navy blue bottoms or blue jeans. 


Contact Us

  • Phone: 775-353-5520
    Fax: 775-353-5522
    Address: 1135 O'Callaghan Dr. Sparks, NV 89434

    Principal: Allison Fannin
    Dean: Janell McGovern 
    Secretary: Debra Mitchell

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