About Us

Ryan Cox


(765) 537-2276 ext.1310

Principal's Message

Our project-based learning curriculum is a dynamic classroom approach that encourages students to actively participate in real-world experiences and challenging, hands-on lessons. Paragon is a prek – 4th grade elementary school located in the MSD of Martinsville. Our low student to teacher ratio guarantees that each student receives the necessry support to reach their fullest potential. These small class sizes also allow us to give one to one attention to students and their unique interests.

Our school is equipped with the most up-to-date technology and school safety equipment. Paragon incorporates a 1:1 technology program in grades K-4. Students are also given the opportunity to explore outside the classroom in a variety of ways from art, music, and physical education to high ability, library, and technology classes. Students also participate in after-school activities such as academic teams, robotics, choir, and athletics. Through our strong PTO, students are given opportunities beyond the regular public school classroom setting.

Our talented staff gets to know each individual child and works with families to support all students in their academic and social needs. Relationships are important at Paragon. Our small school and community is truly one big family. In fact, our theme for this school year is “We’re All on the Same Team” as we use this theme across all our curriculum including our character education.

I am proud to be a Paragon Panther!

Please feel free to contact our front office at 765-537-2276 if you have any questions or comments.

Also, please visit Paragon Elementary on Facebook / Paragon Elementary Panthers, Instagram @paragonpantherspbl, or Twitter @ParagonPanther

Go Panthers!

Ryan Cox, Principal

MSD of Martinsville Mission Statement

“Together we challenge and inspire our children through rich experiences, empowering them to achieve success while making positive contributions to our world.”

Paragon Vision Statement

Paragon Elementary provides a quality education in a safe and orderly environment for all students to be productive, responsible citizens and inspire lifelong learning.

Paragon Elementary Mission Statement

The staff, parents, and community of Paragon Elementary School believe that the school’s mission is two-fold: to teach students to be responsible to themselves, and to be beneficial to society. When the students have completed Paragon School, they will have been given the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to achieve lifelong learning and a strong, positive self-image. We at Paragon accept the responsibility of motivating and assisting the students in reaching their unique potential in a safe, stimulating environment.

The Rock: “The Rock” sits out front of Paragon in the square concrete. “The Rock” was part of the original school building built in 1900. “The Rock” has continued to be a symbol of the community and of the 4 school buildings here in Paragon, Indiana.

Cindy Schneck


(765) 537-2276 ext.1311

Renee Wallace

Clinic Aide

(765) 537-2276 ext.1329

Jennifer Baylor

School Counselor

(765) 537-2276, ext. 1336

Stephanie Blandford

Adult & Child Services

(765) 537-2276

Patti Ostler

Family Services Coordinator

(765) 342-6641 ext. 1043

Monica Palmore

School Psychologist
(765) 537-2276 ext 1030

Laura Kohr

Cafeteria Manager

(765) 537-2276 ext.1316

Kenny Beaman

Head Custodian

(765) 537-2276 ext.1330

Michelle Baker

First Grade Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1321

Lisa Bennett

Title I Pre-K

(765) 537-2276 ext.1319

McChristie Brooking

Art Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1355

Jackie Champlin

Third Grade Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1324

Amanda Hicks


(765)537-2276 ext 1314

Beth Hodges

Kindergarten Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1318

Kora Johnson

Title I Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1340

Stephanie Kern

First Grade Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1357

Abbigail Mendenahll

Music Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext 1355

Ciarra Prewitt

Resource Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1338

Mary Rice

Kindergarten Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1359

Susan Rishel

Physical Education Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1326

Angie Smethurst

Second Grade Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1323

Lori Smith

Fourth Grade Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1327

Erika Vallandingham

Speech Pathologist

(765) 537-2276 ext 1339

Cynthia Wilt

Second Grade Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1322

Natalie Williams

Third Grade Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1331

Jeremy Woodford

Fourth Grade Teacher

(765) 537-2276 ext.1328

Paragon Elementary Information