Welcome to Foster Elementary

From Your Principal

Brian DotsonI appreciate your interest in our school website!  Our staff would like to welcome you to Foster Elementary School, "Home of the Orioles"!  Our team looks forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year.  When you have the opportunity to visit Foster, we hope you will see the great pride and passion of our students and staff.  Our Foster staff is dedicated to providing the best educational experience for your child.  We ask students to do their best academically and behaviorally at all times because as each child's success in our school is based on their individual effort each day.

To increase your child's academic and social progress, it is very important that teachers, parents, support staff, and the principal communicate openly concerning the progress of your child.  We all want the best for your son or daughter, and we ask for you to partner with us to help them achieve throughout the school year. You, the parents, play a key role in the education of your child.  Your support and interest in your child's daily work and your presence at school are vital!  Please don't hesitate to stop in the office or contact us at 845-3820 if you would like more information about any of our programs!

Brian Dotson

Foster Elementary Principal



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Vision Statement

Foster Elementary School students will be confidently prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt and succeed in their future.

Mission Statement

Foster Elementary School staff will provide a safe environment, strengthening a positive self-image, while challenging academic abilities to promote lifelong learning for all students.


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Volunteers Needed - Staff Appreciation Luncheon

We are in need of volunteers (background check required) to help in the classroom on Friday, May 5th.  Volunteers will lead a preplanned classroom activity with students while the staff is treated to a lunch at a local eatery.  If you are able to volunteer, please fill out the online form below by May 1st.

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2016-2017 Year in Review

505 E. Foster St.
Ludington, MI 49431
Office:  (231) 845-3820
Fax:      (231) 845-0146

Office Hours 7:30 - 4:15

PDF DocumentFoster Handbook

External LinkDistrict Volunteer Opportunities


Staff Listing


Brian Dotson

Dean of Students

Brent Gillett


Falicia Hernandez
Laurie Young


Michelle Kiessel


Shelly Anderson
Judith-Hope Bates
Scott Bentz
Lindsey Boyd
Janet Brown
Cindy Cooper
Geri Fellows
Chelsea Feutz
Kelley Hatch
Karen Hunt
Christine James
Michal LaCombe
Kathy Larson
Janie Manier
Brenda Massie
Karen Mazur
Christa Millspaugh
Bradley Moelker
Andrea Raven
Chad Riffle
Hjordis Rivet
Amy Schmidt
Ann Sleeman
Kristen Smith
Scott Stone
Sten Vaara
Sue Vengen